Category Archives: Hate Crime
We have just a few days to keep Roger from going back to jail, where he faced abuse from the guards and horrible health conditions. Cameroon’s President Paul Biya and the Minister of Justice have the authority to free Roger and end the terrible anti-gay laws that put him away in the first place. The President has been swayed in the past by international pressure, and knows that Cameroon’s reputation is at stake.
The jury trying a man who is accused of murdering a gay supermarket worker has retired to consider its verdict.
Christopher Hunnisett, 28, inflicted five severe blows to Peter Bick’s head with a hammer before walking into Hastings police station and telling them he had killed someone.
Hunnisett, of Chanctonbury Drive, Hastings, East Sussex, denies murdering 57-year-old Mr Bick at his flat in Bexhill on January 11 last year.
Philip Katz QC told the court there was no evidence that Mr Bick, who was a gay man who enjoyed consensual sex with young men, was a paedophile, or that any of the men Hunnisett contacted through the internet and added to a sex offenders “hit list” ever wanted or had relationships with children.
Hunnisett used a number of online aliases to track down men he believed were rapists or paedophiles before putting them through a number of tests he had developed to check he had been given reliable information, the court heard.
He started his campaign to track down sex offenders following his acquittal for the murder of the Rev Ronald Glazebrook at his home in St Leonards-on-Sea in September 2010.
The defendant spent eight years in prison for Mr Glazebrook’s murder before he was released from custody following a retrial, the jury was told.
Four months after his release, Hunnisett walked into Hastings police station and told an officer that he had killed Mr Bick.