Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Carla Buckle Released

I'm very pleased to report that Carla Buckle is now a free woman. She was released from HMP-YOI Bronzefield yesterday evening at 7.35 PM. Thanks very much to everybody who helped fight for her, especially Danny Bamping, Yvonne Stewart Taylor and Martin Beard. The complete tale of the struggle to get Carla out of prison I'm sure will be told in full during the coming days and weeks, but right now we're all just celebrating her release. We haven't always agreed on strategies; I have not contributed to the bail fund because I'm not sure if Carla would want that; because it was so hard to communicate with her in jail we never got the chance to ask her. She's a political prisoner and she might not have wanted us to pay what was in effect a ransom. Nevertheless, that's now all academic because she is out of jail, walking the streets and breathing open air. I'm so happy about that.

5 comments:

Martin M Beard said...

We have to thank Peter & Tony Glastonbury and Bradley Knight too. Three amazing individuals who are unsung heroes in my eyes.

Xylomet said...

Dear Ben. Thank you for the update. That is great news!! As much as Christmas is quite pedestrian these day's I am glad she has been released to spend it with her family, notwithstanding the circumstances she has endured. It is a triumph for all political prisoners and Carla can proudly carry that banner. I do not think many people realize the implications of Carla's imprisonment for society and the possible pattern of things to come. United we stand Ben. Merry Christmas to Carla and family.

Ben Emlyn-Jones said...

Absolutely, Martin. Sorry if I omitted them; it was an oversight not an exclusion. Well done, Peter, Tony and Bradley as well :-)

Ben Emlyn-Jones said...

Thanks, X. It certainly is a very merry Christmas :-)

Carla Buckle said...

Thanks for all you have done guys, you were terrific