Thursday, August 7, 2008

Thursday, August 07, 2008

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From Andrew Drummond
Bangkok
August 6 2008


Disgraced former rock star Gary Glitter will be free to roam the
world at will without registering as a paedophile the day he leaves jail
in Vietnam, his lawyer said today.


There will be no restrictions placed on Glitter, real name Paul
Francis Gadd, from the moment he steps on an aircraft at Ho Chi Minh
International airport, said Le Thanh Kinh.


'His ticket has been bought but I am not free to say where he is
going. That is confidential.  He will be escorted from the Duc Thu
prison by Vietnamese police and a member from the British Consul in Ho
Chi Minh straight to the door of the aircraft.


'Once he is on the aircraft he is a free man. He will not be accompanied,' added the lawyer. 'He has served his sentence'.


Glitter, who is about to complete a three year jail sentence for
sexually abusing under aged girls in the province of Vung Tau, Vietnam,
has a choice of  regional flights to Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur,
Kaohsiung in Southern Taiwan, or the Gulf States, Phnom Penh, or
Bangkok.


He has been blacklisted as undesireable from Cambodia but the blacklist has never been tested. 


He can connect to London via Singapore, Bangkok, or Hong Kong, though the route through Thailand is shortest.


Sudarat Sereewat Secretary General of  'Fight Against Child
Exploitation' in Thailand said. The authorities are aware of Gary
Glitter.  But he has not been convicted of an offence in Thailand so I
am not sure what can be done except to keep him under surveillance if he
comes here.'

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