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March 27, 2001

Dear Sir,

Re the letter "Supporting Satpal Ram" in the March 20 issue. It 
is not true as claimed that a prisoner will not be considered for 
parole without an admission of guilt. In Regina v Secretary of 
State for the Home and the Governor of Frankland Prison, Ex parte 
Zulfikar, [1995], it was held that "A prisoner should not normal-
ly be refused parole solely because he did not admit that he was 
guilty of the crimes for which he had been jailed as the rele-
vance of a prisoner's refusal to admit his guilt depended on the 
circumstances of each case."

Zulfikar had been convicted of a single offence of arson; his 
Judicial Review was allowed. 

There are many factors to be considered in Ram's case before he 
will be even seriously considered for parole, the fact that he 
refuses to confront his guilt is only one of them. He is not 
simply maintaining his innocence in the face of overwhelming 
evidence to the contrary, he has for many years orchestrated a 
campaign of hatred and lies against both his victim and the 
victims's family. The claim that he was attacked by Clarke Pearce 
is manifestly untrue, as is the claim that Pearce died because he 
refused medical treatment. Ram's small army of liars continue to 
foist these lies and numerous other lies on a credulous public 
aided and abetted by an uncritical press, which unfortunately 
includes the "Asian Times".

Yours sincerely,
A Baron

Unsurprisingly, this letter went unanswered.

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