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Free the Naked Rambler, Stephen Gough

Free the Naked Rambler, Stephen Gough

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Stephen R.
started this petition to
Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland,
Kenny MacAskill, Cabinet Secretary for Justice of Scotland,
Prof. Alan Miller, Chair of the Scottish Human Rights Commision,
Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights
Stephen Gough has been imprisoned 20 times over the last 10 years for refusing to wear clothes. The former royal marine - who believes there is nothing wrong with the human body and therefore refuses to cover his under any circumstances - is often re-arrested by Scottish police immediately after finishing his jail term. This is a man who essentially is in jail because he is offending people (and that isn't even his intent). His imprisonment is a clear violation of his human rights to freedom of expression and simple freedom in itself. I want Stephen Gough freed because I think it is inhuman to imprison a person for eccentricity.