The Former Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Justice and ALBA Depute Leader Kenny MacAskill MP has raised the case of Craig Murray, the imprisoned journalist, with the UK Attorney General in an exchange in the House of Commons today (Thursday). Following the exchange Mr MacAskill said:
“A great injustice has been visited upon Craig Murray who has been jailed for eight months without the right of appeal. That is shameful and unjust. I was therefore glad to have the opportunity to raise his case directly with the UK Attorney General as both broadcasting and human rights are reserved responsibilities.
“I welcome the Attorney General’s statement on the importance of freedom of speech for journalists and I have taken up her offer of a meeting to discuss Craig Murray’s case and to explore all possible remedies, including what if anything, can be done to have his case examined under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).
“I will continue to fight for Justice for Craig Murray and to ensure that his case receives the attention it so rightly deserves.”