Dear Messrs Robinson and McGuinness,
It has been over 1 month since I notified you both of my intention to go on Hunger-strike (Here).
Although both of you appointed David Ford as your choice of Justice Minister it has not escaped me that neither of you are prepared to defend his misconduct. You should know that your silence does not remove your responsibility for him nor does it release you from any duty of care you might have toward me on account of his misconduct.
You have each been unable, or unwilling, to disprove, correct, or in any other way contradict the evidence against David Ford. For the record you have both clear knowledge of the prima facie evidence against Mr Ford.
The question now is what your intention is and any legal obligations upon each of you in light of your knowledge of David Ford's misconduct in covering up prosecutorial misconduct. To date neither of you have made any effort to communicate with me in attempt to find a solution.
Today marks the first day of my going on hunger-strike against my criminalisation by power sharing executive.
On 5th June 1991 a single member of the Parachute Regiment stopped me in the Suffolk Road area of west Belfast. The Soldier pointed to a glass object sitting on a nearby wall and asked me if I knew what it was or where it came from. I was arrested and taken to Castlereagh Interrogation Centre and questioned for 2 days without access to a lawyer. On 7th June I answered all questions put to me and gave a full (signed) account for my movements that day as advised by my lawyer. Also on 7th June Police had my coat pockets measured to see if the object would fit into one of them. That same day the Soldier made a statement alleging that he had instructed me to remove a glass coffee-jar grenade from one of my coat pockets.
In October 1991 the Northern Ireland Forensic Science Laboratories confirmed that examination of the jar was complete and that there was no forensic evidence connecting me to the jar nor had fibers, and other evidence, present on the jar transferred onto me.
In February 1992 I was informed that a second Soldier was now also claiming to have witnessed me being instructed by his colleague to remove the jar from my coat pocket and place it on the nearby wall.
In December 1992 the Trial Judge, being critical of the Soldiers’ accounts, drew an adverse inference against me for remaining silent during my arrest and interrogation. Judge Petrie said this was his “main criticism” of me and reason why he was sentencing me to 14 years in prison. This was despite Soldiers and Police Testifying that I was co-operative at the scene of my arrest and had latter made and signed my statements in Castlereagh.
In January 2002 the Court of Appeal found that the Trial Judge was not lawfully entitled to have drew the adverse inference against me because 1) I did not remain silent when arrested, and 2) I had not attempted an ‘ambush defence’ at my Trial by seeking to rely upon anything that I had not told police during interrogations. However that Court ruled that “an exception” would be made with me and my “conviction was to be regarded as safe, even if, it had breached Article 6” of the European Convention (the right to a fair trial).
In March 2010 another Court of Appeal concluded that my conviction was in fact unsafe. I took one of the Prosecutor’s files with me before leaving the courtroom. The file contained evidence which the Prosecutor had said did not exist and thus was not included in the exhibit file at my Trial in 1992.
Since March 2010 the Justice Minister, David Ford, has falsely alleged that he has evidence confirming my guilt. The Minister has reviewed his position on at least 7 occasions: 5th July 2011, 10th May 2012, 12th October 2012, 9th May 2013, 22nd December 2013, 3rd April 2014 and 30th June 2014. In all reviews the Minister has represented the PPS and PSNI in common cause against me; and has been actively covering up prosecutorial misconduct.