For those of you who can make it, please join the Silent Walk for Justice in Edinburgh this Thursday, 4th December 2008.
The walk is intended as a vigil to highlight miscarriages of justice across Scotland which have caused untold suffering to countless individuals across the country and even many abroad who have been affected by our less than reputable Scots Justice system.
The walk is a response to the apparent lack of willingness of the Scots Justice system to deal with its 'sins of the past' and the clearly high levels of injustice which take place in Scotland each year due to varying factors such as a lack of access to justice, an inflexible and self protecting justice system more intent on covering up its own failings, and a distinct lack of independent and impartial oversight & regulation, which have in effect allowed many arms of the Scots justice system to freewheel in their own direction without accountability to anyone.
Today’s Herald newspaper reports on the growing ranks of those attending the march in Edinburgh, this Thursday, here : Megrahi’s wife to join vigil highlighting miscarriage of justice claims
You can read more about how the Silent Walk for Justice took shape on the Shirley McKie forum here : A Silent Walk for Justice
Here follows the release from the organisers :
WELCOME TO JOIN THE SILENT WALK FOR JUSTICE EDINBURGH DEC 4, 2008, 15.00 - 19.00
You are all welcome to join The Silent Walk For Justice 2008. We will all meet at 15.00 p.m. at Johnson Terrace. Then a lone bagpiper will signal and we will all walk together, the Royal Mile down from the Edinburgh castle, peacefully and in silence to honour our loved ones and stop at the Scottish Parliament.
Outside the Scottish Parliament we will all put down our pictures of the ones, or what we are fighting for, and we will light our candles and put them beside the pictures. We will all stand behind the shrine with the pictures and burning candles.
The bag piper will signal and The Cabinet Secretary of Justice Kenny MacAskill, or who will be sent in his place, will meet us outside.
The man and the woman representing the Scottish people will perform a short speech, and after that The Cabinet Secretary of Justice will make a short speech. The people’s writing and name lists will be handed over to Mr MacAskill.
The bag piper will signal and there will be a SILENT MINUTE for all the loved ones. Then the lone piper will play a Scottish tune.
The Cabinet Secretary of Justice will return into the Parliament building and the bag piper will signal for the journalists to step forward, take pictures and make interviews.
The pictures and candles must be removed and The Silent Walk For Justice 2008 will end at 19.00 pm
The Silent Walk for Justice, must be absolutely peaceful and silent, we will let our pictures and candles speak for our mission.