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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:13 pm    Post subject: Child Abuse in Scotland Reply with quote

'Scots orphans used in ‘military experiments’:
http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/548129/Holyrood-child-abuse-inquiry-S cottish-orphans-military-experiments

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However, he was willing to divulge some of his intended testimony about the treatment he and others suffered.

He said: “Six and seven year olds were tied to racks and given electric shocks.

"I was incarcerated with orderlies armed with rubber coshes.

"We were imprisoned, experimented upon, lobotomies, you name it, they did it.

“I was there, I saw it with my own eyes.

"I was classed as a misfit, a mental oddity, made a ward of court.

"My mother was killed and I became an orphan, so they took it upon themselves to have me experimented upon.”

Lennox Castle Hospital, near Lennoxtown, East Dunbartonshire, is one of four Scottish institutions alleged to have been involved.

The witness believes there may have been as many as 3,500 children who were involved in the Porton Down testing programme over the years.

He said: “They were using orphans to experiment with drugs for the Cold War.

"The drug programme ran from 1948 to 1982.

"I believe this happened throughout the UK but I’m referring to Scotland.

“I have this evidence, on paper and on film, and I will hand it to the public inquiry.

"It was like something out of Auschwitz and people will be full of revulsion when they learn the state allowed this to happen.”

Lennox Castle Hospital, which closed in 2002 and is now the site of Celtic FC’s training ground, was home to children and adults with learning difficulties or conditions such as Down’s syndrome, as well as truants, unmarried mothers and wayward teenagers..........'


'Priest slams ‘shameful’ abuse inquiry remit':
http://www.scotsman.com/news/priest-slams-shameful-abuse-inquiry-remit -1-4028074

'A CATHOLIC priest has attacked the Scottish Government for its “shameful” decision to exclude some child abuse survivors from a public inquiry into the issue.


Father Gerry Magee, chairman of the campaign group White Flowers Alba, spoke out following a meeting with education secretary Angela Constance at Holyrood yesterday.


Survivors want the Scottish Government to extend the remit of the inquiry to include all of those abused by organisations such as the Catholic Church, not just those who were abused while in care.

Fr Magee, a parish priest in Kilwinning, North Ayrshire, said there was “shameful lack of equality” across the UK, as separate inquiries in England and Northern Ireland are investigating abuse carried out by members of religious orders.

He said: “The Scottish Government and all those who have been responsible for care in institutions where abuse has taken place should really hang their heads in shame.

“I know that I speak on behalf of the majority of Roman Catholic people in this country, they’re ashamed of what happened to children under the care of priests. Children were abused – they were treated like dirt by their abusers. Many of them feel like they are still being treated like dirt by the government and the hierarchy of the Church.”

Fr Magee said it was “astonishing” Ms Constance had admitted speaking to senior figures in the Church about the inquiry, while not communicating with survivors.

George McBride, 63, who was abused as a schoolboy, accused the government of using “weasel words”.

He said: “I was abused at primary school and it messed my head up. There are thousands of us out there – we don’t fit in the remit of the inquiry. “This [abuse] has monstrous implications for human beings because it messes with your head and your relationships and has a huge cost for society.” The group In-Care Abuse Survivors Scotland (Incas), which represents survivors aged 32 to 92, said groups would engage with the inquiry. Labour MSP Iain Gray, who attended the meeting with the education secretary, said: “Both Incas and White Flowers Alba made a very compelling case that the majority of survivors feel completely excluded from the inquiry......'

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