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    UK Secret Court sends father to jail for "happy 21st, son" on FB

    Secret court jails father for sending son 21st birthday greeting on Facebook after he was gagged from naming him

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    • Garry Johnson breached gagging order stopping him publicly naming son
    • 46-year-old brought up his son and still lives with him
    • Judge sent father to prison for contempt at a closed-doors family court
    • Case certain to fuel concerns about Britain’s network of secret courts


    A father has been jailed at a secret court hearing for sending a Facebook message to his grown-up son on his 21st birthday.
    Garry Johnson, 46, breached a draconian gagging order which stops him publicly naming his son, Sam, whom he has brought up and who still lives with him.
    In a case which is certain to fuel concerns about Britain’s shadowy network of secret courts, a judge sent the former music executive to prison for contempt at a closed-doors family court hearing in Essex at the beginning of last month.
    He was not arrested by police or even represented by a lawyer.
    The order silencing Mr Johnson – which follows an acrimonious divorce eight years ago – means he cannot mention either of his boys, 21-year-old Sam and Adam, 18, in public, even by congratulating them in a local newspaper announcement when they get engaged, married or have children in the future.
    The extraordinary gag is set to last until the end of his life, although his boys are now adults. Last night they condemned their father’s jailing as ‘cruel and ludicrous’.

    Read more: Secret court jails father for sending son 21st birthday greeting on Facebook after he was gagged from naming him | Mail Online


    Long article but this is the gist. In jail for saying happy birthday son on his 21st birthday.

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    Strange laws, have a brother locked up overnight once. had a restraining order from his ex. Not allowed to contact her our be so far from her. He sent their daughter a birthday card. Ex wife complained to the police, he had made contact in breach of the order.
    He was arrested and spent the night in the cells, next day the Magistrate throw it out,

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