August 27, 2008

As some will know already who read the story in Uncensored Magazine last year, I was wrongly diagnosed as delusional by the psychiatric staff of Ward 7 at Northland Base Hospital and held against my will for 11 days, because I maintained that 9/11 was the work of criminal elements inside the US Administration. Not only did the staff not have their facts right or make an effort to look into what I was claiming, but they were contravening Section 4 of the Mental Health Act, which makes it clear that people can not be deemed to be mentally ill on the basis of their political beliefs.

As you can see below here in page 1 of Judge Tim Druce’s judgement dated the 14th of June 2006, there is no question that the primary reason I was being held under the Compulsory Assessment and Treatment Act 1922, was because of my political beliefs. Druce states under [2]: "…Dr Zubaran has perhaps in a more stronger way presented concerns about a delusional disorder. He accepts that that is circumscribed and limited to specific issues of American policy….". The "policy" being referred to was that 9/11 was an inside job.

Druce Judgement

Consequently, on the 16th of June 2006, my final day in the hospital, I asked the chief psychiatrist, Dr Carlos Zubaran for an apology. He would not give me one.

The full story of the hospital stay is at these two links:
Part 1

Part 2

Since mid-June 2006, I have sent a number of letters to the psychiatric staff and to the District Inspector of Mental Health, including one 18 pages long, pointing out all the factual errors in my file, with a request that the corrections be made. The hospital staff refused. I also supplied them with a number of 9/11 truth documentaries, including Terrorstorm , Confronting the Evidence and 9/11: In Plane Site as well as made a number of phone calls. Still no apology was issued, however earlier this year there was the talk of one being a possibility.

However, to my dismay, after having provided the hospital with yet more evidence that there had been nothing wrong me, the staff member at the hospital who had indicated that an apology was a likelihood, stopped taking my phone calls and failed to return my calls. Thus, I decided to try a different tactic. In a letter dated the 12th of August 2008, I wrote that if I did not receive an apology by the 30th of August, I would protest outside the hospital.

To my relief the following apology arrived in the post on the 26th of August, representing a victory for both the 9/11 Truth Movement and for those who have been abused by the Mental Health system:


Clare Swinney

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