THREE “Evil” brothers have received up to £500,000 in legal aid after raping children in Rotherham – while dozens of their victims have yet to receive any compensation.
This article covers the complete disregard of the victims of terrorism and grooming and their families and contempt for heroes like Roy Larner compared to the appeasement of the evil perpetrators who ultimately line the pockets of cash-hungry lawyers.
Arshid, Basharat and Bannaras Hussain – known as Mad Ash, Bash and Bono – formed a violent, gun-toting, drug-dealing gang.
A Freedom of Information request has revealed the costs in their 2016 crown court trial was around £370,00, This does not include other magistrates hearings and family court battles which experts say could tot up to £100,000 more. Survivors last night called the payout “outrageous” and “immoral”. One top solicitor revealed that of the 86 victims he represents, 70 have not yet received any compensation payout. Dozens of others have received sums as low as £2,000
They pleaded poverty despite running a petrol station, takeaways and an egg farm that supplies supermarkets, alongside owning a number of properties.
The Hussain brothers, who poured petrol over their victims, are said to have “owned” the South Yorkshire town for more than 10 years.
Some girls were just 11 years old when they were raped, tied up and tortured and passed between abusers.
Ringleader Arshid, 42, was jailed for 35 years, Bannaras 19 years, and Basharat was given 25 years.
SAME OLD, SAME OLD
But this is nothing new,
Paedophile Gary Glitter was given more than £21,000 in legal aid to fight child sex charges,
The disgraced former pop star was granted taxpayers’ cash to fund his defence at court despite being wealthy enough to rent a £2million London home.
His QC was paid £21,363.73 from the public purse for the three-week trial, in which Glitter was convicted of sex attacks on girls as young as eight.
Child abuse campaigners hit out at the ‘outrageous waste of public money’ and said;
“victims were often denied legal aid when they tried to pursue claims against their abusers through the civil courts.”
Then there were the four members of a Rochdale paedophile gang who received more than £1million in taxpayer-funded legal aid to fight deportation according to a freedom of information request by the Sun.
Ringleader Shabir Ahmed, 65, Abdul Aziz, 42, Adil Khan, 43, and Qari Abdul Rauf, 44, claimed a move to strip them of their citizenship in order to deport them breached their human rights.
They were granted legal aid to fight their case and Ahmed — who made girls he raped call him “Daddy” — was allowed to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights from jail.
The four, from Pakistan, were among nine men jailed in 2012 for sexual offences, including rape, against underage girls in Rochdale.
Aziz, Khan and Rauf finally lost their fight last August when judges upheld a decision to strip them of citizenship.
But they and Ahmed have so far received £1,003,783 in legal aid!
Oh, and they still haven’t been deported yet!
MP David Davies said:
“Their crimes were despicable. They should not have received any of that money. No doubt it will go straight into the pockets of their human rights lawyers.”
That statement was echoed by Sammy Woodhouse, 34, one of the 50 victims of the Rotherham scandal, she said:
“The only people laughing in all this are the lawyers.”
“This is completely outrageous and immoral, they have probably received 25 per cent more money than what the survivors of their abuse have had in total as compensation”
“Something needs to be put in place to stop these people just laughing at the system and milking the taxpayer dry.”
Former youth worker Jayne Senior MBE, who helped expose the Rotherham scandal, said:
“I’m totally shocked and horrified its terrible, these rapists and abusers are pure evil but they’ve had almost half a million pounds spent on them, yet these poor girls get nothing”.
“It feels like the judicial system is not set up to protect victims of some of the most horrendous crimes of abuse, torture and trafficking this country has ever seen.”
“Perhaps if they had been forced to pay for their own defence it might have made them question even taking it to trial, instead they are able to get a free payout to have a trial defence, launch appeals and take it as far as they can – at absolutely no cost to themselves.”
“They have property in this family which the Government should go after. Why are they not instigating the Proceeds of Crime Act to recover this money?”
Sammy, who gave birth to a son after being raped by Arshid and is fighting social workers’ attempts to allow the rapist access to the now 17-year-old child, also slammed “public servants at the police and council” who “failed” to do their jobs.
“Because they didn’t do what they were paid to do and ignored what was going on they have now landed the public with paying all these legal fees for these men. It’s completely outrageous.”
“The Hussain family had loads of businesses. and surely they could have afforded their own lawyers, But I guess they probably put everything in other people’s names. It’s a disgrace.”
The news that the Hussains ripped through more than £300,000 in legal fees doesn’t surprise us in the slightest. It is another indicator of their disregard for anyone around them. They knew there was a wealth of evidence against them. They knew they would be found guilty.
But either out of spite for the girls who had to relive the abuse in open court or an utter disregard for the taxpayer, they tried to get away with their hideous crimes. Only Bannaras had the good sense to plead guilty and save us all a few bob.
WAITING FOR JUSTICE
Many of the young women who want to achieve justice through the civil justice system are being let down again. A series of appeals in the past two years have put cases on hold and brought uncertainty as to whether they will even be compensated and thereby have a chance at a decent start in life.
“Everyone is entitled to representation but the way in which they conducted their defence – and I blame the perpetrators – was an insult to the girls. There was so much evidence it was overwhelming and I fail to understand how they could get away with it.
“They wasted a lot of money trying to defend themselves.”
These survivors are having to fight for every single penny in compensation for the abuse they went through. That fight could go on for years.
Solicitor David Greenwood revealed just 16 of his 86 cases have been finalised.
“There are about 70 girls still waiting for compensation.
Some have had to wait five years and the legal wrangling continues. Some of these very deserving clients will receive no compensation from the council or police, despite their litany of failures.
VICTIMS FAMILY REFUSED LEGAL AID.
The stunning hypocrisy is highlighted by the fact that the grieving relatives of the London Bridge terror attack were told inquests won’t be state-funded, and that they are not entitled to legal aid as it is “not in the public interest”.
The idea that the state believes families should handle a complex inquest of significant public interest without help is an extraordinary position to take.
Lawyers said that despite turning down victims’ requests for legal aid, Government agencies have used public funds to hire some of the best legal teams to represent their interests in court.
And don’t even get me started on the complete disregard for one of the heroes on that fateful night, Roy Larner who has been refused any compensation.
It’s a total disgrace and looks like it’s going to be left up to the football family to help him out which we will all do without any hesitation, just like we all did for the Justice for the 21 campaign who were refused legal aid for the inquest into the Birmingham pub bombings which is yet another shocking example of the hypocrisy.
Yet another complete piss-take was a Jordanian who came to England illegally in the months after the September 11 attacks on orders of a group linked to Al Qaeda, .the terrorist (who could not be named) described as the “very model of a modern Al Qaeda terrorist” won £250,000 in legal aid to fight deportation.
The extremist was caught with manuals on attacking nightclubs and airports but has reportedly been given taxpayer funds to try to stay in the country.
The parents of the youngest person to die in the Manchester Arena terror attack have described the government’s £11,000 compensation offer as a “complete insult”.
Saffie Roussos, eight, was among 22 people who died in the attack at an Ariana Grande concert in May 2017.
Her parents Lisa and Andrew Roussos, who are launching a charity to help support families affected by terror attacks, said
Mrs Roussos, 48, said:
“They felt let down by the government and was offered £5,500 each for the death of Saffie”.
Another casualty of that night was Lisa Bridgett who miraculously survived after her mobile phone blocked shrapnel from fatal wounding her in the Manchester Arena bombing.
The 47-year-old was picking up daughter Ashleigh, now 19, after the Ariana Grande concert when suicide bomber Salman Abedi detonated his device just five metres away from her.
She was on her phone and it absorbed most of the impact of a steel nut from the bomb.
But two years on, coping with its impact remains a daily battle.
But it damaged the middle finger on her left hand so badly it had to be amputated and the nut ended up lodged in her nose, which she now has trouble breathing through also suffered a large shrapnel hole in her thigh and pins inserted to fix a broken ankle cause ongoing pain.
Lisa can also no longer to do simple things like zipping her skirt or touch-type and suffers flashbacks, anxiety attacks and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Lisa has declined the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority’s offer of less than £13,000, which included an interim payment of £2,500.
And she has slammed rules on injury assessment that limit payouts.
“I pay my taxes and expect to be given something a little bit more substantial than what they are offering.
“After filling in the form, I was told that there are new rules and regulations. Even if you have got 20 injuries, you are only allowed to claim for three.
“They give you 100 per cent for what they class as your first injury, 30 per cent for your second injury and then 15 per cent for your third injury.”
Which means they offered her £11,000 for her broken right ankle and then for the loss of a limb, her finger, £1,050.
for her face, and not being able to breathe properly through her nose, it was £350.”
Lisa says the body is reviewing its offer and processing a claim for her PTSD.
All of the examples above just shows how messed up our judicial system is and that policies, guidelines and many laws are out of touch with loopholes that need closing.
I haven’t even mentioned Shamia Begun and the many other examples that are normally fuelled by the liberalist social justice warriors who have no sense of reality and are completely vacant of any common sense.
The only winners are the criminal and human rights lawyers, oh, and the evil perpetrators.
How is that justice?