Breaking News, December 18, 2014
Stephen Clarke has been released from Maghaberry prison WITHOUT CHARGE. No prison record. No psychiatric record. (And no car because it was clamped and he does not have the finances to get it released and repaired.)
He was held for three months in a psychiatric unit on false pretenses and then another four months in a prison. After 15 court appearances, most of them by video link, he is back home in the Republic of Ireland.
He was not allowed to address the court using the Common Law convention of “Motu Proprio” – to speak the truth.
Unfortunately he has not been able to gain access to his children, nor they to him.
This is an exceptional outcome – all because he insisted upon his belief in God and the rights He bestowed on all human beings.
From John Weigel
Background and previous updates:
For protesting peacefully against Wi-Fi in his children’s school, Stephen Clarke was held against his will for 108 days in a psychiatric unit in Belfast, Northern Ireland and forcibly medicated. On Thursday, September 25, he was released, and then arrested and put in prison because his car insurance expired while he was incarcerated. For an overview up to his release, read here.
November 29 update
Hamburg schools vindicate Clarke; German schools pull the plug on Wi-Fi in the classroom
The decision to withdraw Wi-Fi in six schools in Germany on the basis of safety and legal concerns this week underscores the concerns that resulted in an Irishman being held for three months in a psychiatric unit and then for another three months in Maghaberry prison in Northern Ireland.
According to Stephen Clarke, Dr. Ian Bones, a psychiatrist and trustee of Maghaberry prison in Lisburn, Northern Ireland offed him a deal on Friday that if he would accept a £50 fine for failure to have car insurance he would be released.
Clarke had been placed in the Mater Infirmorum, a psychiatric hospital in Belfast after protesting the exposure of his his two sons to microwave radiation in the classroom from wi-fi and wireless devices such as iPads which are being used to replace books. His protest took the form of climbing a sculpture called Rising in Belfast and hanging a white flag. He climbed down after police arrived.
During Clarkeʼs time in the psychiatric unit during which he was force-medicated with the drug, Abilify, Dr. Bone had been brought in as part of Clarkeʼs defense team during an abandoned psychiatric tribunal in Belfast.
“Iʼve made my commitment,” said Clarke, “They want me to compromise with them so they would compromise with me. I would would be morally sick, gutted, and let my God down and my kids down – all our kids and far, far more.”
Meanwhile EMF Refugee, a long-time EHS (electromagnetic hypersensitivity) sufferer and campaigner, was circulating news published Saturday that school boards in Hamburg have backtracked on wi-fi in school classrooms. The story is being reported by shz.de, a news portal for Schleswig-Holstein in Germany with the headline, “Hamburg stops Wi-Fi in schools – At six schools in Hamburg the digital age should find their way. City and school board now back row: The wireless network WLAN was too dangerous for the health of students.”
The Google Translate version of the accompanying photo caption states: “Learning with Tablet: It will not give in Hamburg so soon. Too big are the concerns about the health of students.” For the full article in German visit: http://www.shz.de/nachrichten/deutschlandwelt/netzwelt/hamburg-stoppt-wlan-an-schulen-id8321086.html
Clarke’s nightmare began with a marital breakdown which saw his wife return to Northern Ireland with their two sons while he stayed alone in the family home in Leixlip, Co. Kildare in the Republic. During a hearing before Judge Rosemary Watters in Belfast he demanded the right to be heard under the Common Law principle of “Motu Proprio”. The judge denied his request explaining that it only applied to criminal cases and he was subsequently denied access to the boys for two years.
The concept of the term “motu proprio” is derived from the Latin in which it is recognized that a pope or monarch has the right to speak on his own behalf. The right was enshrined in Common Law in the Magna Carta of 1215 and takes precedence over legislation in jurisdictions such as the U.K. and Ireland (and the United States) that adhere to Common Law which derives its authority from the historic practice and consent of the people. Under Common law both “motu proprio” – the right to speak the truth before a judge – and responsibility for children take precedence over statutory law.
The judgeʼs decision prompted Clarkeʼs protest in which the local newspaper, The Belfast Daily Mirror, inaccurately labelled Clarke a “peace protester”. Clarke told the arresting officers at the time of his arrest in early June that he wanted to speak before a judge which they agreed to. Instead, Clarke was placed in the psychiatric unit. There he argued his position against the diagnosis of Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr. Ann McDonnell, and was released three months later without reason and without speaking to a judge.
The release came following representations on his behalf by Common Law lawyer Patrick Cullinane and Tim Fleming of the Irish in Britain Representation Group and Sue Todd of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights International, a group dealing with psychiatric abuse.
Ill-advisedly on release, Clarke got into his car and telephoned his sister-in-law to say he was going to see his sons in violation of the Judge Wattersʼ barring order. When he arrived at the house where his estranged wife and the boys are staying, there was no one home.
As he got into his car to leave a police car turned the corner and Clarke was arrested again. This time he was take to Maghaberry prison, south of Belfast. There his case has consistently been deferred, both in a courtroom and by video link. Two weeks ago Judge Watters kicked the case back a week because she claimed she did not have Clarkeʼs psychiatric records. On Monday, Clarke was disappointed yet again, because his case was not called.
For her part, Judge Watters, was involved in another controversy when she was filmed playing the internet drinking game called “Neknomination” in February of this year. The purpose of the game is to consume a pint of alcohol and then nominate someone else to do the same, giving them a window of 24 hours to do it. The Facebook game originated in Australia and several young people died from alcohol consumption including two from the Republic. Judge Watters subsequently apologized and told the Belfast Telegraph that she would ‘discourage anyone else’ from participating.
Last week, a psychiatrist had been dispatched to transport Clarke from prison to a psychiatric facility but he refused on the basis that Clarke is not a threat to himself or others. Earlier this week, Clarke was again informed, this time by psychologist Dr. Sarah Heel that he did not require incarceration in a psychiatric institution.
Commenting on his meeting with Dr. Bone, Clarke said, “The main thing is I donʼt have to go a psychiatric facility. He said Iʼm no harm to myself or any other and that Iʼm a highly intelligent man, able to speak for myself in court and he agreed that that right (to Motu Proprio) is there. His one worry was that I wouldnʼt pay insurance and could bring society into chaos when there are far easier and non-fraudulent ways of dealing with insurance. To side with something that is wrong or deceitful is something Iʼm not able to.”
Unaware that hundreds of miles away in Germany schools had agreed with his stand about microwaves in the classroom, Clarke remains adamant. “Six months of being in here and they want to give me a £50 fine for me to say I was wrong and to let them go on with their mischief is inconceivable for me at this point,” he said.
– John Weigel
November 16 update
I’ve just received a call from Stephen Clarke. His hearing is now scheduled for Monday (tomorrow) at 10.30 a.m. It has been cancelled twice.
On Thursday, he was placed in a cell for psychiatric patients while he awaited transfer to Mt. Bracken psychiatric facility. According to Stephen “It’s the worst.”
The psychiatrist sent to collect him, a Dr. Divine (how appropriate) noted that “This man isn’t a threat to himself or others” and refused to take him.
What this tells me is that there is a guiding hand behind all of this and there is much manoeuvering going on behind the scenes.
November 6 update
Stephen’s first trial date on the insurance charges was scheduled for 20 October. The case did not come before a judge and was rescheduled for 3 November. Again, the case was not heard.
It is now five months that Clarke has been in custody without being able to speak.
October 30 update
John spoke with Stephen Tuesday, October 28.
The latest information is he is scheduled for a hearing on Monday, 3 Nov between 10.30 and 11.30 by video link.
On Tuesday he said, “This is the 10th time they’ve avoided hearing me speak.” This means he will have been incarcerated without a proper court hearing for nearly five months beginning on June 8.
Is this justice and democracy?
October 21 update:
John Weigel spoke with Stephen yesterday (October 20).
Stephen is awaiting a hearing on the charge of having no auto insurance. A hearing was scheduled for October 20 via video link, but it didn’t happen. There was no notice or explanation. Stephen has no idea what is happening nor apparently does the judge assigned to his case.
Today, October 21, makes 135 days of improper incarceration. He is still in Maghaberry Prison.
October 10 update:
The case of Stephen Clarke, the father who objected to his children being exposed to wi-fi radiation in the classroom, and placed in a psychiatric unit in Belfast for 108 days, will be heard Oct. 20. Clarke was arrested for driving without insurance while attempting to see his children following his release. On the insurance charge he will appear before the same judge who issued the original “anti-molestation” order in family court as well as the insurance charge. He attempted to call on the principle of “motu proprio” of telling the truth to power which has been denied.
October 6 update:
Stephen Clarke has been scheduled for a court appearance by video link on 20 October. The Leixlip, Co. Kildare man was barred from seeing his children by a Belfast family court. He objected on the basis that they are being exposed to wi-fi in their classrooms and mounted a protest by climbing a sculpture in Belfast. He was labelled a “peace protester” by a Belfast newspaper and committed to a psychiatric unit for 108 days. A tribunal established to determine his mental state was cancelled at the last minute and he was subsequently released. Upon release, he was arrested as he attempted to see his children on the basis of not having automobile insurance. It is relevant that he was not charged with a violation of the original court order.
September 30 update:
British authorities refuse to release Mr. Clarke
In the latest bizarre twist to his ordeal at the hands of British authorities, Stephen Clarke was released from the psychiatric ward at Mater Hospital on Thursday, September 25. However, his car’s insurance had expired while he was incarcerated, and he was arrested and put in prison at Maghaberry Prison for the insurance lapse. Moreover, this is a high security prison.
Please contact the British authorities or the British embassy in your country about this horrible abuse by the so-called justice system. If this has happened to Mr. Clarke, how many other prisoners in psychiatric wards or prisons are similarly innocent, and similarly having their civil rights trampled upon?
The address to write Stephen Clarke –
17 Old Road
County Antrim BT28 2PT
The details on his situation are below from John Weigel.
For information about a citizens’ common law court addressing abuses by the British government and information on creating common law courts in your area, www.itccs.org
Father from Leixlip:Wi-Fi protester released from psych unit, ends up in prison over lapsed car insurance
Stephen Clarke, the Leixlip, Co. Kildare father who was incarcerated in a Northern Ireland psychiatric unit following a protest against denial of access to his children and their exposure to wi-fi in the classroom, has been imprisoned in the Maghaberry Prison.
The prison is a modern high security prison housing adult male long term sentenced and remand prisoners, in both separated and integrated conditions, located in Ballinderry Upper, Lisburn.
At his original arrest for climbing a sculpture in Belfast and planting a flag, Clarke was identified by the Belfast Daily Mirror as a “peace protester” and taken to a psychiatric unit where he stayed for more than three months.
Emma Milligan of the Northern Ireland Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NIACRO) made contact Tuesday afternoon following an induction at the prison. NIACRO offers advice and support to people in prison, their families, people who have been released from prison and adults in the community who have offended. The publicly funded organisation provides information, advice and representation on subjects like benefits, housing and debt.
Ms. Milligan was unable to give any of the details regarding Clarke’s arrest and subsequent imprisonment, explaining innocently, “Obviously, he must have done something wrong.”
NIACRO’s current newsletter is entitled “Stop The Silent Sentence”.
According to Tim Fleming of the Irish in Britain Representation Group (IBRC) Clarke was released from the Mater Hospital psychiatric unit on the Crumlin Road, Belfast on Thursday, 25 Sept. 2014. While in the psychiatric unit Clark expressed relief that his car was safely off the road in a public car park. “Stephen Clarke was let out with no money after being locked up for 108 days,” explained Fleming. “He got into his car to drive himself home and the insurance had expired. He was arrested by the NI police.”
It is not known when Clarke’s auto insurance lapsed except that it happened during his stay in the psychiatric unit.
Mistakenly, Fleming was under the impression that Clarke would be free until he faced a judge on the insurance charge. “Apparently he is out now but will be facing charges,” said Fleming. “Some justice, eh?” he added.
Milligan referred enquiries regarding Clarke to Brian Jennings of the Northern Ireland Department of Justice’s office within the prison which deals with prisoner communication, including visitations. “I’m family support,” explained Jennings, “I run different family things in the prison. I’m here to basically run support. We go down the prison to help the patients and we do the same for people outside.”
For further information on the Northern Ireland Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders contact:
Mairaid McMahon, Manager,
Public Affairs and Communications
call 028 9032 0157
Of particular relevance to Clarke’s protest is the just-released presentation by Dr. Madga Havas, of Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada called, “Wi-Fi in schools is safe. True or false”. (See link below.)
Claims Havas,”Wi-fi in schools is not safe. It promotes tumours in rats. It affects sperm motility and viability. It causes DNA damage. It causes rouleaux formation of the blood. It contributes to headaches, dizziness, nausea, weakness and concentration problems. It causes arrhythmia and tachycardia. It damages the heart. It may cause heart irregularities in as many as 1 in 700 students. If half an hour a day exposure to cell phones contributes to brain tumours, can we be so sure that six hours of exposure to wi-fi in schools is safe?”
Havas reasons, ”In the end can we afford to make mistakes…If you care about the health of students and teachers, share the video. And, if you have wi-fi at home, consider replacing it with a wired connection.
September 25, 2014 update
Stephen has now been held for 108 days.
He has a mental health tribunal Friday, September 26, at the Carlisle Center (Oval Room).
Carlisle Wellbeing and Treatment Centre
40 Antrim Road
Tel: (028) 9504 2500
http://www.belfasttrust.hscni.net/contact/CarlisleCentre.htm for map and location
http://www.belfasttrust.hscni.net/contact/Complaints.htm — how to make a complaint
The Mental Health Review Tribunal is a judicial body, not part of RQIA. The MHRT can be contacted at:
16 – 22 Bedford Street
Belfast BT2 7FD
Tel: 028 9072 4843
Fax: 028 9072 4826
Where Stephen is being held:
45-54 Crumlin Road
Belfast BT14 6AB
Send cards and letters to him there, as well as letters of protest regarding his incarceration and forced medication.
The psychiatric consultant in charge is Dr. Ann Mc Donnell —
Tel: 0044 04895 95047152
September 15 update:
Stephen Clarke, a protester against wi-fi in the classroom, is in receipt of his medical notes as a prelude to his psychiatric tribunal on Tuesday.
“I couldn’t believe that a human being could write something like that about another human being after only knowing them no more than five hours – and I’m being generous at that,” said Clarke.
The notes were prepared by his Consultant Psychiatrist Dr. Ann McDonnell at the Mater Psychiatric Unit, Belfast during Clarke’s three-month incarceration during which he was refused permission to attend a court hearing because the doctor claimed he was too ill. Clarke was given the notes by his lawyer, Paul McCann of Madden & Finucane Solicitors in preparation for his hearing on Tuesday.
“This is the most condemning thing I’ve ever read in my life,” claimed Clarke still keeping his Irish sense of irony. “Reading the report,” he added, “I would even condemn myself.”
Clarke noted that the doctor picked up on every comment and “twisted it”. As an example he noted that she recorded him “reading the Bible and the Koran and praying but not following any particular religion.” Clarke’s greatest objection, however, is Dr. McDonnell’s observation that Clarke is “a severe risk to himself and others.” By contrast, Clarke reported that nursing staff rolled their eyes when he read the report. “You’re the nicest, most placid person in here,” one nurse reportedly told him.
The Irish in Britain Representation Group (IBRG) have taken up Clarke’s case. “Stephen Clarke, will have been incarcerated, against his will, for 101 day on the 16 Sep 2014,” observed Patrick Cullinane. Tim Fleming noted, “Having attended a CCHR UK conference at Ealing West London yesterday we discussed Stephen Clarke’s case and was assured by their CEO and MD they would give us their full support also the GMB. NW will be closely tracking this case. I record Dr.Thomas Szasz’, MD, (Professor of Psychiatary Emeritus) statement ;
If some doctors harm- torture rather than treat, murder the soul rather than minister the body – that is in part because society, through the state asks them, and pays them, to do so.”
Writing from Sweden, Sharon Ingram, a fellow native of Co. Tyrone, said, “As it stands, they are violating the EU council and Parliament Resolutions on wireless technology. Do they even know of the EU resolutions on microwave technology or the WHO 2B classification of microwaves, or the fact that in Sweden the Swedish Board of Health has confirmed electrohypersensitivity an official disability, or that microwaves are so strong that hospitals use them to repair bone fractures, or that microwaves were used to control protestors at Greenham Common …? Not knowing any of this would indicate they are incompetent and in no position to judge anyone who objects to microwaves.”
“I don’t know Stephen Clarke, but it doesn’t surprise me that these kind of atrocities are going on. I hope international pressure will release him,” commented Danish Psychologist Eva Theilgaard Jacobsen.
September 8 update:
Mr. Clarke revealed today that his phone privileges are being curtailed following an appearance on the People Internet Radio programme Saturday night.
During his three months in the Mater Infirmorum, Belfast, he has been allowed use of hospital telephones. This privilege was denied on Saturday and he was forced to speak on the patient’s public telephone.
On Monday he was informed that his use of the telephone to speak to the outside world may be denied because speaking on the radio is not helpful for the treatment of his illness.
September 4 update:
Many people have been visiting this site to learn about Stephen’s situation, particularly in Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, , as well as in Europe and the United States. Stephen says this has been very encouraging. But his medication has now been doubled to 10 mg.
It will take many actions to free Stephen and stop this from happening to others. Please write the officials and the hospital and demand his release. Contact information is below. Campaign with petitions and on social media.
With the many people in Ireland and the UK aware of this situation, a protest and/or candlelight vigil outside the Mater Hospital would raise the visibility.
An interview of John Weigel and Stephen (hopefully participating from Mater Hospital) will be broadcast from Ireland Saturday, September 6, 10 pm UT http://peoplesinternetradio.com/
And Deborah Tavares of StopTheCrime.net will be interviewing John from California on Friday, September 5, 6 pm PDT. This will be broadcast on the Rense Radio Network http://www.renseradio.com/listenlive.htm
Any children with medical implants are particularly at risk from wireless radiation, including those with metal plates or rods. These metal implants, especially rods, turn those children into antennas for the radiation and create hotspots – one of the reasons Stephen is protesting.
The Netherland website Stop UTMS posted this alert on Stephen as well as information that two electrohypersensitive (EHS) people were incarcerated in a psychiatric ward in Netherlands. They were released after a few days due to protests, but this is frightening., What about those who do not have supporters? http://www.magdahavas.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Fancy-Lakehead.pdf
EHS people represent a growing threat to the continued profits of the telecommunications industry, and with experts projecting that 50% of the population will be EHS by 2017, and that syndrome is a pre-Alzheimer’s state, it is best to “hide the evidence”.
August 26 update:
From John Weigel:
I’ve just gotten off the phone with Stephen. Forced medication was re-commenced today. It took five men to hold Stephen Clarke down.
Both his consultant, Dr. Ann McDonnell. and his lawyer, Mr. Paul McCann, are away for a week.
In the interim, I have sent a letter to the six ministers responsible at the Home Office in London and a random list of source material regarding the dangers of microwave radiation.
Direct communications unit 2 Marsham Street London SW1P 4DF Great Britain
I have also contacted the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission.
The legislation under which Mr. Clarke is being held is tenuous at best as is the European legislation.
The Northern Ireland Mental Health (NI) Order 1986 Article 4(2):
(2) An application for assessment may be made in respect of a patient on the grounds that –
(a) he is suffering from mental disorder of a nature or degree which warrants his detention in a hospital for assessment (or for assessment followed by medical treatment); and
(b) failure to so detain him would create a substantial likelihood of serious physical harm to himself or to other persons.
The issue is further addressed under Article 12:
12.Â (1) Where, during the period for which a patient is detained for assessment by virtue of Article 9(8), he is examined by a medical practitioner appointed for the purposes of this Part by [F1RQIA] and that medical practitioner furnishes to the responsible[F2 authority] in the prescribed form a report of the examination stating –
(a) that, in his opinion, the patient is suffering from mental illness or severe mental impairment of a nature or degree which warrants his detention in hospital for medical treatment; and
(c) that, in his opinion, failure to so detain the patient would create a substantial likelihood of serious physical harm to himself or to other persons; and
(d) such particulars as may be prescribed of the grounds for his opinion so far as it relates to the matters set out in sub-paragraph (a); and
(e) the evidence for his opinion so far as it relates to the matters set out in sub-paragraph (b), specifying whether other methods of dealing with the patient are available and, if so, why they are not appropriate,
that report shall be[F2 sufficient authority for the responsible authority to detain the patient] in the hospital for medical treatment and the patient may, subject to the provisions of this Order, be so detained for a period not exceeding 6 months beginning with the date of admission, but shall not be so detained for any longer period unless the authority for his detention is renewed under Article 13
The European Convention on Human Rights
The strict regulation of mental health detentions and the judicial oversight is required by Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which protects the right to liberty. Article 5 states that:
Everyone has the right to liberty and security of person. No one shall be deprived of his liberty save in the following cases and in accordance with a procedure prescribed by law: the lawful detention of persons for the prevention of the spreading of infectious diseases, of persons of unsound mind, alcoholics or drug addicts, or vagrants;
Thus Mr. Clarke is being held illegally based on the subjective observations of a judge – one who is spectacularly ill-informed or who is operating to an agenda.
When I told Mr. Clarke about your plan to conduct a Twitter campaign it lifted his spirits no end. Thank you.
It seems that this whole thing blew up as Mr. Clarke learned about the new reality we’re facing and his family and friends lost patience with his discoveries. He’s a canary in the coal mine in more ways than one.
Interestingly, an EHS sufferer in the Republic received support on this issue 10 years ago, she says, “I had lengthy meetings with Professor Brice Dickson at the same NIHRC office for a number of years in early noughties [early 2000s). AND, perhaps, the vast documentation I submitted to him on EHS and EMF health issues is still on file there. He and his office were outstandingly valuable in their support of my case –essentially against the Irish Health Authorities for misdiagnosing me and my right to have a correct diagnosis (i.e. EHS) . In fact Brice was willing to include similar to this and EHS on his proposed Bill of Human Rights in N. Ireland. They were helping me put pressure on the Irish Human Rights authorities to take on my legal case. (It was turned down c. 2003. I have a lot of this online , easily retrievable. May I suggest that someone should enquire if all the files I submitted to NIHRC and Brice Dickson are archived right there in their office. Stephen’s lawyer might consider it helpful.
August 19 update:
I spoke to Stephen last night.
On Friday he asked for his treatment plan and there was none. On Monday the doctor doubled his dosage from 5 mils to 1o mils with a view to increasing it to 30 mils.
He remains lucid and determined.
I thought it interesting when he observed, “There are guys in here who have been on meds for as long as 18 years and they just keep changing them, burning different parts of their brains…”
August 18 update:
Dear Mr Weigel,
Thank you for your email to the Commission in relation to Mr Stephen Clarke. I am waiting to speak with Mr Clarke’s solicitor and will be back in touch once I have discussed the matter with him.
Rhyannon Blythe BL Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission Temple Court 39 North Street Belfast BT1 1NA
Tel: (028) 90243987 Fax: (028) 90247844 Email: email@example.com
August 17 update:
Elected Officials, Ladies & Gentlemen,
The following update is particularly lengthy because it includes important information from Martin Weatherall of the W.E.E.P Initiative, Canada, and Art Kab who compiles The Microwave Factor.
There is some duplication but this is done to maintain the integrity of their work.
Mr. Stephen Clarke of Leixlip, Co. Kildare, Ireland is into the 11th week of his incarceration at the Mater Infirmorum psychiatric unit in Belfast where he is being force medicated for demonstrating against wi-fi in the classroom. It is relevant to his situation that Dr. Magda Havas, Associate Professor of Environmental & Resource Studies at Trent University warned the people of his village several years ago about the dangers associated with microwave radiation and a visit to Leixlip by Prof. Olle Johansson of the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm.
In the U.K. use of pharmaceuticals for psychiatric treatment is called a “chemical cosh – in other words, use of a blunt instrument to force compliance. This particularly Orwellian matter has been of concern for the British Home Office for some time.
Ministers responsible for the Home Office include:
Public enquiries regarding Mr. Clarke’s circumstances should be addressed in writing to the above through:
Direct communications unit 2 Marsham Street London SW1P 4DF Great Britain
Please circulate where appropriate.
John Weigel Ireland
August 13 update:
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Stephen Clarke is on his third day of forced medication in Belfast.
A conversation with his lawyer, Paul McCann, of the law firm Madden and Finucane, revealed that a consultant forensic psychiatrist will be available next week. Mr. McCann was provided with a cross section of books, scientific papers and articles outlining the dangers of electromagnetic radiation.
Clarke, a resident of Leixlip, Co. Kildare in the Republic of Ireland, was arrested following a protest against exposure of his children to wi-fi in the classroom. Rather than address the nature of the protest itself or the reason for it, the judge ordered that Clarke be referred for psychiatric assessment (and treatment).
The drug Clarke was administered is Abilify by Bristol Meyers. It’s for schizophrenia and other psychoses.
Adverse reactions include:
- Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
- Tardive Dyskinesia[see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
- Metabolic Changes [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
- Orthostatic Hypotension[see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
- Leukopenia, Neutropenia, and Agranulocytosis[see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
- Seizures [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
- Potential for Cognitive and Motor Impairment [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
- Body Temperature Regulation [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
- Dysphagia[see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
Positive reactions are left to the subjective judgement of ill-informed psychiatrists and judges.
This update includes information from the U.S., Canada and Australia.
The point remains, if this technology is safe, why is there so much secrecy and opposition?
John Weigel Ireland
August 11 update:
Ladies and Gentlemen,
This update is prompted by a telephone call Sunday evening from Stephen Clarke, the Irish father from Co. Kildare in the Republic, who demonstrated against microwave technology in the classroom by climbing a sculpture and waving a white flag. Following his arrest, in court he was referred to the Mater Infirmorum, a psychiatric unit in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where he has languished for nine weeks.
According to Mr. Clarke, nurses are refusing to administer the medication which was to begin Friday at noon. As of Sunday evening Clarke reported that each nursing shift is “kicking it to the next one”.Â
Last week he was transferred to a different ward. “In the last ward the nurses said I was an ideal patient – if anyone can be an ideal patient in a place like this. The nurses here are great. Although I’ve only been on this ward for a week, I get along with all of them.”
There appears to be some controversy regarding who is actually responsible for administering medication, nursing or medical staff.
August 8 update:
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Unlike most public demonstrators who are hauled before a judge and charged for misdemeanors and fined and released, Stephen Clarke, resident in the Republic of Ireland, was referred for psychiatric evaluation following his court appearance. His wife and children are now resident in Northern Ireland and he traveled north to make a protest against the exposure of his children to wi-fi in the classroom.
He is now to be force medicated following weeks of incarceration at the Mater Infirmorum in Belfast. On Friday afternoon, Clarke said, “I’ve got a tribunal coming and and I’m worried about them having me in a state through chemicals that have never been in my mind before. I’ve been here nine weeks and not one of the nurses, staff or doctors can say I’ve been aggressive or pose a threat to myself or others in any way. I’ve only spoken the truth – most of them agreed.”
Mr. Clarke’s solicitor is:
Paul McCann Tel: 0044 04890 90238007
Mr. Clarke’s Psychiatric Consultant is:
Dr. Mc Donnell Tel: 0044Â 04895 95047152
There is a distinct difference between evaluation and unsolicited medical treatment.
This in itself should raise public attention. Secondly, since when did belief in God become a questionable psychiatric condition?
Mr. Clarke’s circumstances are further complicated by the views of Dr. Simon Wessley, He is Professor of Psychological Medicine at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London and Head of its department of psychological medicine, Vice Dean for Academic Psychiatry, Teaching and Training at the Institute of Psychiatry, as well as Director of the King’s Centre for Military Health Research. Earlier this year he was elected president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Wessley made his career by denying symptoms of so-called Gulf War Syndrome, claiming symptoms were idiopathic or unique to each individual.
This situation may have profound effects on the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.
The response of Michael Bach in Israel relates directly to Stephen Clarke’s complaint.
Leixlip man force medicated for objecting to wi-fi in schools
Stephen Clarke, the father from Leixlip, Co. Kildare, who was referred for psychiatric evaluation stemming from his objection to wi-fi in classrooms is being force medicated under the care of
Consultant Psychiatrist Dr. Ann McDonnell The Mater Hospital, 47-51 Crumlin Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT14-6AB Great Britain
Tel. 0044 028 950 41426 / 41427 / 41428
(For his side of the story in his words see attached.)
Mr. Clarke also holds Canadian citizenship.
July 9 update:
Ladies & Gentlemen,
News from Stephen Clarke in the Mater Hospital psychiatric unit, Ward L, Belfast
Text from Stephen to a Friend:
Can you go to John’s house. Tell him the doctor here is not allowing me to go to the court tomorrow and they sound like they will be forcing medication on me from Thursday and to please somehow get in contact here and please to raise awareness. They refuse to listen to any reason. The lunatics are really running the asylum. May God protect me from the evil that surrounds me.
Late Tuesday evening Stephen Clarke said:
“Dr. Ann McDonell said I’m too unwell to go to court because I’m not taking my medication. Nobody who gets in here gets away without taking medication… She said it’s up to her. She said it’s her decision what goes on here.”
Clarke was committed to the psychiatric unit by the Court for diagnostic purposes to enable the court to assess if he was capable of answer the charges relating to his protest against being denied access to his children. He was to appear in court Wednesday.
June 16 update:
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am contacting you today to inform you of a situation with possible profound repercussions for anyone protesting the use of microwave technology in the classroom.
Mr. Stephen Clarke, a native of Belfast now living in the Republic is in the middle of a custody battle with his former wife who is also living in Northern Ireland. At present she has custody of their children. In May during a hearing a judge ruled that the matter of custody be continued until the end of the school year. The judge said that the custody hearing was not the time or place to discuss microwave radiation.
Mr. Clarke does not want his children exposed to wireless technology in the classroom.
In an effort to have his concerns heard he climbed the sculpture called “Rise” (photo attached, see below) in Belfast with a white flag. He was subsequently arrested. It was his contention he could air his concerns before a judge – any judge. Instead he was referred for psychiatric assessment and held in the Mater Hospital, Belfast for psychiatric assessment against his will for seven days. That seven days has been extended indefinitely.
When his cell phone credit runs out he will be incommunicado.
The point of bringing this unfortunate turn of events to your attention is that whatever way Mr. Clarke’s circumstances evolve, his referral for psychiatric assessment could set a world-wide precedent for anyone concerned about the dangers of microwave radiation. (Already in Ireland, sufferers are given prescription medication or referred for psychiatric assessment by order of health boards.)
This is a serious matter and deserves our consideration. Mr. Clarke can be contacted at:
Mater Hospital 45-54 Crumlin Road Belfast BT14 6AB Great Britan