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Tom Evans responds to Supreme Court refusal to hear appeal

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Issued on behalf of Tom Evans

 

News Release

For immediate release
20 April 2018

 

"Like all Alfie’s family, I am very disappointed by the new decision of the Supreme Court which justifies Alfie’s imprisonment in Alder Hey Hospital, and refuses to let him go to Rome on the invitation of the Pope. 

"Lady Hale, Lord Wilson and Lord Kerr are the same three judges who upheld Alfie’s original ‘death sentence’ back in March.

"We have asked them to watch the recent videos of Alfie, and their decision now admits that Alfie “looks like a normal boy”. However, their paperwork still says his brain no longer exists, his life is futile, he may not be allowed to go, but must be made to die – all in his own best interests. Only the paperwork matters to these people – the real child does not. 

"This is not justice. This is a cruel bureaucracy. 

"We have instructed our lawyers to submit an urgent application to the European Court of Human Rights, and they have done so today. 

"We will not give up. We will continue to fight, by all means available to us within the law, to save our son’s life."

ENDS

For comment:

Andrea Williams (07712 591174)

Roger Kiska (07487 508046) 

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