Arthur Topham, publisher of the
Radical Press website, was arrested on May 16, 2012, at 11:30 am on the
Barkerville Highway near Quesnel, B.C., put in handcuffs and taken to jail.
Apparently, Arthur’s home had been staked out for quite some time by the
The warrant for his arrest read
“commission of hate crimes” and was endorsed by Arthur’s special “friends” and
professional denunciators Richard Warman and Harry Abrams of B’nai Brith,
What the Canadian Hate Crimes
Tribunal failed to do, seems to have been a cinch for Rich and Harry, law or no
law. In Canada, when B’nai Brith whistles, the RCMP
While in jail, Arthur’s house was
raided and his computer equipment confiscated, including all his files. During
the raid, Shasta, Arthur’s wife, wasn’t allowed into her home for 9 hours. Once
the RCMP had taken what they wanted -- we wonder where the bugs are now hidden
-- and finished questioning Arthur, he was released at 11:00
Arthur is now back home again, but
prohibited from sending ANY emails or expressing any opinions
about the issues all too familiar to us. In other words, freedom of speech,
which he so passionately fights for, has now been stymied by unconstitutional
somersaults, technically and legally muzzling him, for the time being.
Without compunction, might is right in Canada.
Arthur advises NOT to
send him any emails, since those would only wind up at the RCMP instead. What
Arthur would like to have send to him -- by snail mail etc. -- is money, since
he is -- always has been -- chronically broke. It would help to defray some of
the legal expenses he will now incur. Arthur has asked Doug Christie, prominent
defense lawyer in the Ernst Zündel case, for legal assistance and Doug agreed to
help him without hesitation. He is one in a million!
During the last 14 years Arthur has
literally spent tens of thousands of hours, and God only knows how much energy,
sleepless nights and missed opportunities for personal advancement, in defense
of our right to free speech and the exposure of vital truths, to the benefit and
enlightenment of us all. That’s unselfishness at it’s best and I think it
deserves some signs of appreciation.
So, please, kindly express
May 17, 2012, Quesnel, B.C.