I’ve written, and made about this case extensively, and for some time. Now, with the imprisonment of Ben Stimson, and media exposure of that, it’s come to wider attention –
Interesting that here, the BBC didn’t mention one of the key reasons Ben was sent down, was the BBC’s framing of him –
And in the BBC article, this quote –
“He has been jailed for the role he played in a violent conflict and I hope his conviction will send a message to all those who are even considering joining conflicts.”
‘Deeply concerning’. It’s interesting that no-one in UK authority finds Chris Garrett, from the Isle of Man, and his actions in the Ukraine conflict ‘deeply concerning’. Chris, joining a neo-Nazi battalion, and killing in its name, troubles no one in British officialdom.
So, while Ben is now doing over 5 years in Strangeways prison, for, as even the police admit, effectively just posing with a weapon. Chris is over on Ukrainian territory, doing much more than posing with weapons. The fates of the 2 men contrast sharply –
It’s quite a staggering move by the UK. And here’s what it means –
* The UK government views the Euromaidan-coup installed regime in Ukraine as so legitimate that it’s willing to take the extraordinary move of jailing a British man for effectively being an activist against it – taking no part in active conflict, as Ben did not.
* A man, in the case of Ben Stimson, effectively just posing with a gun – and actually Ben originally wanted to do humanitarian work in Donbass – is worse than a man, Chris Garrett (pictured), killing for a neo-Nazi battalion in Donbass.
* The BBC and the UK government can work in partnership to stitch up a British national, that can be exposed, and none of the British media will mention it.
It’s shocking hypocrisy, incredible injustice. And, I’m ashamed to admit, it’s the UK.