Tonye Allen Ann Brown New Hearing Date February 16, 2007
the two American journalists on an extended stay in Toronto, Ontario, Canada has not been resolved. Just in case you thought they have resumed their lives, we want you to know, they have not. Thanks to the Canadian (in)justice system they continue to deal with this matter.
Bureaucratic scheduling results in court dates with no other effect than to add more stress as the "defendant" and his family wait; while his circle of support grows more weary of the wait; with more hours added to the invoice for the private attorney's services; We believe this is done in hopes the alleged perpetrators will give up or acquiesce to the system and not fight to prove their innocence. It is also done as a form of socially sanctioned pre-trial abuse and punishment. What is the point of court appearances every 3 weeks when the court is not ready to proceed? Generally, their lives have been totally disrupted. Allen's and Brown's every waking hour is spent dealing with every aspect associated with this ordeal.
Currently there is available an online petition to be signed and presented to the Canadian government to bring pressure to bear for the speedy resolution of this case for Allen and Brown.
The Canadian government is very much like Tina Turner, who said about herself, Ike Turner and the Ikettes on the recording of "Rolling on the River"--"We never do anything nice and easy...", and so Allen and Brown supporters, in response to the government of Canada's disapportionment of justice, are proposing a boycott of Canadian tourism if this incident is not resolved in the prescribed manner as stated in The Petition.
Here is the latest in Tonye Allen's case:
This is what has happened in the past:(This story came to our attention in December 2006. YTW is committed to continuing coverage of Tonye Allen and Ann Brown's plight until it is satisfactorily concluded.)
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