Wednesday, 27 February 2013

The Journalist Who Was Arrested for Investigating Jersey's Child Abuse

When American journalist Leah McGrath Goodman heard about the story she made plans to write a book about the orphanage,

That September, after stopping in London on the way to Austria, Leah was held under arrest in Heathrow airport for 12 hours, searched and granted no opportunity to contact her consulate or family. The UK Border Agency said it was all being done at the request of Jersey. Leah was then sent back to New York and banned from the UK. A year and five months later, with the help of a petition and parliamentary member John Hemming, Leah has permission to re-enter, so I thought it would be a good time to ring her for a chat.

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