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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-15-12 05:42 AM
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Figures she's be a Tory Party Member
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What's more difficult, even after three hours on the phone, is making the mental leap; understanding what it's like being imprisoned in an African jail, in a country where there's no due process, accused of a crime that carries the death penalty. David, 24, is from Yorkshire, and like his family, whom I'd met a few days previously, he's not given to spontaneous outbursts of emotion.

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The evidence suggests that this was the work of the Lord's Resistance Army, a militant group of forced child and ex-child soldiers led by the Ugandan warlord, Joseph Kony: the way the bodies had been arranged, the manner in which they'd been killed, previous attacks they'd carried out in the area. "We took one of our trackers and he found footprints, wellington boot prints, which are standard LRA wear. And it just has all the classic hallmarks of one of their attacks. The way they take clothing. And use sticks to beat them. And we've had other attacks in the area in the past year."

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"There was another group of men nearby when we discovered the bodies. One of them panicked and ran away, and he started the rumour that we'd killed them. They thought we'd done witchcraft. There was an official claim in the newspapers that I gave them food with magic powder in it, and then I beat them to death with a stick."

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"And Anne McIntosh, the local MP, she gave us a right bollocking," Paul reminds him. "Oh yes, it was like going to see the headmistress," says Peter. "She said, 'First of all, David has gone to a country that if you type it into the Foreign Office website, it flashes up in red saying don't go there. And if you type the area of the country that he was working in, it flashes up saying definitely don't go there. And now you're asking for taxpayers' money to spend on getting him out?' We kind of just sat and looked at each other and then she said, 'Oh, you think you are big and clever with all this media but you are doing no good whatsoever.'"

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/15/david-simps...

How'd you like her as your local representative?
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-12 03:12 AM
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1. "Compassionate coservativism." "A thousand points of light."
Edited on Mon Jul-16-12 03:16 AM by No Elephants
Most people think Poppy Bush seems humorless, but he really was a hoot, wasn't he?
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