Doubts over pris­oner’s sex aid need

The Press and Journal (Moray) - - FEATURES -

Sadis­tic killer Im­ran Shahid showed no mercy as he en­thu­si­as­ti­cally took part in a racially-mo­ti­vated gang mur­der in which vic­tim Kriss Don­ald, 15, was stabbed mul­ti­ple times and set on fire. It was an in­fa­mous crime which shocked even the most sea­soned ob­servers. He re­ceived a 25-year sen­tence, but he is now back in court for the most sur­real rea­sons. Should a north-east sher­iff show mercy af­ter Shahid’s plain­tive and indig­nant protest that a prison gover­nor has taken his pe­nis pump away? The mur­derer claims he was al­lowed to use it for erec­tile dys­func­tion, but med­i­cal doubts have since emerged that he does not re­quire the sex aid and that pro­longed use could be dan­ger­ous dur­ing his res­i­dency at HMP Grampian. It is dif­fi­cult to sep­a­rate nat­u­ral re­vul­sion over his crime from his cur­rent ap­peal, but we must try. The same prison rules and rights ap­ply to him and ev­ery other pris­oner in his cat­e­gory – how­ever dis­gust­ing their crimes. He faced sim­i­lar rules and rights dur­ing his court case, the ev­i­dence was weighed up and a ver­dict reached. A sim­i­lar process ap­pears to have been fol­lowed in prison. Most fair-minded peo­ple will be out­raged by what they see as a spu­ri­ous claim by a no­to­ri­ous killer at the pub­lic’s ex­pense. Shahid is lucky to be alive and able to pur­sue his in­ter­ests. His vic­tim is not, of

“Most fairminded peo­ple will be out­raged by what they see as a spu­ri­ous claim”

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