#Human Rights
Minister of Immigration, Home Secretary, Haringey Council, Family Court, Criminal Crown Court
United Kingdom

British Govt Detains Nigerian Couple’s Six Children was published by the National paper Leadership on 21 August 2011 and named the family, while the children's identities still need to be protected for legal reasons in the UK. Their horrendous 'case' is one of the representative stories that shall form the foundation for a Parliamentary Inquiry into White Collar Crimes.

In April 2010, five Musa children were taken by Haringey Council without any legal justification, and completely false allegations, such as the mother being a sex worker, the children being from different fathers and a visibly faked letter by the eldest daughter were gradually fabricated after the event.

DNA tests took unduly long and proved the contrary, but Haringey Council was adamant about inventing more reasons for keeping the children away from their parents.

The photo gallery shows clearly what a happy family they were, before they met Haringey Council. But their sixth child was taken by nine police officers at birth. In August 2010, the oldest daughter reported being "inappropriately touched" and she has not been seen or heard by either parents or siblings since. The other children have not been seen since May 2011, and the High Commission of Nigeria has been refused consular visits - contrary to Article 36 of the Vienna Convention.

Does this family have human rights? asks Christopher Booker in one of 14 articles about the Musa Family in The Telegraph: "A council whistleblower has said that, at a recent case conference, the social workers admitted that maybe they had made a mistake, and that the mother they had falsely accused was in fact devoted and blameless. But apparently, because of “press interest” in the case, the officials agreed that the council could not afford the very damaging publicity which might follow, if the unhappy children were reunited with their parents. It was therefore vital that the council should continue to justify its actions."

The news release Cash for Kids - especially Cute Nigerians was published on 21 August 2011 to present their story, perceived to be the worst of all known cases, as part of a larger picture. More on Social Services stealing Children aka State Kidnapping.

Unfortunately, their case of child snatching is only one of many, as Christopher Booker also wrote: Britain's forced adoptions: the hidden scandal we can't ignore. Hence our petition that The Secrecy of Family Courts should be Lifted NOW.

Fascinating comments have been expressed by signers of this and other petitions advocating the Rule of Law.

Since "chronic litigant" Maurice J Kirk BVSc has acted as their McKenzie Friend, there are news on his site and his support site, besides the Musa site. While trying to help the Musa Family, he ended up in Cardiff prison where he fears to be locked into a mental hospital for life. The Nigerian Standard covered his involvement here.

On 28th November 2011, the Musas were arrested and refused bail on two occasions. Since then, a completely staged 'court case' with a rigged jury has found them guilty of child neglect and abuse and they were sentenced to SEVEN years imprisonment! A seventh child, a boy, was taken from the mother right after birth.

Their mistreatment in prison opened another can of human rights worms!

You can use Email a Prisoner to write to Gloria Musa as prisoner A 2767 CJ in HMP Holloway and Joseph Musa as A 2793 CJ in HMP The Verne respectively.

What can one call it, when victims are not only punished without crime, but also criminalised by those who are committing crimes behind the doors of official institutions?

We, the undersigned, request that the Musa Family is united again with all their seven children and sent back home to Nigeria - as many others who are being deported regularly.

We also request that Maurice Kirk who helped as McKenzie Friend, is freed from prison on humanitarian grounds and gets a fair trial.

Finally, an investigation should take place into the witnesses who have been seriously intimidated and harassed by Haringey Council (at least 13!).

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The FREE the Musas and send the Whole Family back Home to Nigeria! petition to Minister of Immigration, Home Secretary, Haringey Council, Family Court, Criminal Crown Court was written by Association of McKenzie Friends and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.