93c Venner Road, Sydenham, London SE26 5HU. 020 8659 7713 E-Mail A_Baron@ABaron.Demon.Co.UK 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, , 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
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