Pauline Read’s Comprehension of Justice

WRITER: Understanding and interpretation, we leave to the reader…

ANSWER: We sure do.

SITUATION IN THE SOUTH

WRITER: It does not matter about the number of people, few or many, majority British, that are having problems because of our contractors who are in trouble in our side, in reality they have problems and it is their right to expect a solution to these problems – But when these people are accusing the state , the laws and institutions it is being presented as if there is no other state with similar problems . In fact there are newspaper reports that show that there are over 100,000 British that are having problems with deeds and some even being beaten up by contractors , just beside us in our neighbouring south. Well why the British that are living in the south with this problem do not go and protest in Greece , or go and make a complaint to European Court of Human Rights against Cyprus government , to resolve the problem??

ANSWER: That there are victims in the south is something that is frequently pointed out in North Cyprus Free Press. In my opinion that because it is happening in the south too, is not a reason to justify it. Two wrongs does not make it right. However, because the south is a member of the EU, they are subject to EU law and the victims therefore in the fullness of time will probably get justice. It is just sad that so many victims are old, they may not live long enough to benefit from this justice. To my knowledge only one British purchaser has ever been beaten up, Conor O’Dwyer and he was able to publicise this fact internationally and was the subject of an British ITV television programme ‘Homes from Hell’ who’s TV crews followed his protests ion the RoC. Following this the RoC have now awarded Conor O’Dwyer legal aid. The writer shows scant knowledge of the many pressure groups in the RoC who do indeed protest vociferously, and are allowed to do so. There is a bank in the RoC now proposing to Auction off some homes, the bank Alpha Bank is subject to much criticism and lobbying and the public are able to do so without fear of prosecution under a bank law. In the north most are frightened to even mention the bank who have already auctioned off the K5 homes by name, for fear of the bank law 39/2001, even though no one is doubting the strength and liquidity of this bank, just the inhumane act of making innocent pensioners homeless. No one by word or deed are bringing this bank into disepute, its own actions are doing that. However in the RoC people can and do voice their objections and indeed http://www.cypruspetitions.com/petitions_details.phhp?petitions_id-30 contains an online petition against the actions of Alpha Bank and has over 1,100 signatures to date. Many cases from the RoC victims are already before the courts in the EU. The EU courts are not available to North Cyprus victims, but the ECHR is and as the bank and its legal team are well aware, Kulaksiz 5 have an application in with the ECHR courts already. Pauline Read is a part of that case as well as the domestic cases, despite the bank’s attempts to have her removed.

WRITER: Despite this , we are saying ; TRNC government must tackle the issue seriously on a project base and must find solution for those , does not matter native or foreign, that can prove unjust treatment – but the solution must be absolute justice and not create new wronged people.

ANSWER: This a very fair and valid comment. The only problem I can see is that new laws that apply only to new purchasers, will leave the problem for existing victims untouched, and clearly that would not be fair or just. There are victims of many nationalities, as well as Turkish Cypriot, justice must for all victims.

WRITER; Our news about a group of British that are having problems with regards to the house purchases that they have made from bankrupt contractors has aroused interest.

We have received numerous phone calls from our country as well as overseas , giving support to the issues raised by our article. Of course our aim as the most senior newspaper was to give accurate news to people with unbiased news principle without foreign admiration or hostility and , was to encourage the authorities to find a solution to the problem .

We could not standby and watch idly anymore, while our banks , businessman , courts and in the last instance our state being relentlessly accused with biased and distorted publications.

ANSWER: This is written as if by the Editor of Halkin Sesi, if so sir, by what authority did you publish document clearly not the property of the bank or its legal team. Did you attempt to speak with the ‘accused’ yes the ‘accused’ because this is certainly turning into a trial by a newspaper. Yes I am sure you obtained your documents from the various places you say, but again I ask, by what authority, certainly not mine. The information you published about my home most certainly could only have come from my Permission to Purchase file sitting in a drawer in the Bakan especially the accompanying letter from my Advocate. Again I ask is nothing confidential. It has no bearing on the K5 -v- the bank issue, but of course it has everything to do with smearing my name. In the interest of a balance and truthful account in your newspaper, did it ever occur to you to talk to Pauline Read? You accuse her of damaging so many people, when in truth, she has never done this, her only concern is how the bank are treating her and the members of K5. We have an expression in English ‘smoke and mirrors’ which means create enough confusion, throw in a few irrelevant facts and the reader will get fed up and think, oh she must be bad, the newspaper says she is. No you could not sit by and watch anyone being relentlessly accused with biased and distorted publications. You decided to join in and add more to it. You allowed me to ridiculed and defamed by being called the Mistress of my partner of 28 years as if I were some slut. You printed as fact I attacked men many years my junior with a baseball bat, you were ready to print anything you were told without any verification. What you did not print, and what would have convinced your readers you were printing rubbish was my age and the age of my partner, you refer to as my lover. I am in my 67th year and my partner in his 62nd year. Shame on you and shame on your newspaper. I have received many phone calls too and you can believe me when I tell you, you do not come out of any of the conversations with credit.

WRITER: We are continuing today to publish information and documents obtained from internet , courts and authorized persons. The documents we are publishing today are , one from Land Registry and the other entails the judgement she received from Kyrenia District Court recently. The first is the Search for Immovable Property from Land Registry with regards to Pauline Read , who is a spokesperson and member of a minority group with problems out of 4000 plus foreign purchasers , that are frequently threatening to take her case against our state to court in ECHR. Pauline Read , who is accusing our state , our institutions and our people of being unjust against foreigners , when it comes to herself can take a case to court to evict three British persons from their house in Arapkoy purchased from the contractor to redeem the £120,000 granted to her against the contractor who is thought not to live in this country.

When the documents regarding this case is looked at, Read’s sense of justice can be understood.” The contractor is outside the country, but I get my dues with a warrant of distraint and it does not matter if British or Turkish person suffers” is her understanding. One has to ask Pauline Read. Has the bank which is liable to protect the interest of its depositors committed a crime by purchasing the land in question with the houses in it at an auction to redeem the owed money from the contractor that has left you out in cold as well ? Has it done injustice?

ANSWER: I see you you are covering your back by explaining where you got my documents from. I do not believe you. You most certainly did not get access to a private letter sent to the Permission to Purchase office from anywhere other than my Permission to Purchase file which has been sitting in the Bakan since February 2011, awaiting the Minister’s signature. You did not publish the letter, but you did publish the content, a violation of my privacy and my human rights.

For the record, I have explained already the situation regarding the Memorandum covered by my Court award, and will not repeat myself. Look on North Cyprus Free Press. Has the bank committed a crime buying the property at auction – no. Is it criminal to charge 250% interest later changed to 80% per quarter compound, in North Cyprus – no. Is it hypocritical to accuse me of not caring about hurting people by making them homeless – oh yes, very much so. Do not forget the fact the bank could have recouped their money from the men they gave it too when the debt stood at 350,000 lira (their words) simply by selling the three villas given to the landowner as payment for the land by the builder. Why have they not sold the properties occcupied still by the landowners families? Why have they taken up residence in my villa if they need to satisfy their depositors. They chose not to, you have to ask yourself why? The minority group and the ECHR case is smoke and mirrors. I am not the spokeswoman for any group, minority or otherwise. I am not threatening an ECHR case, it is fact that I belong to the joint case involving all the litigants from Kulaksiz 5.

WRITER: The second document we are publishing today is the judgement of Kyrenia District Court that Reid family have gained against the runaway contractor after they waivered their rights to the house in Kulaksiz site . The court finds in favour of the family and orders the contractor to pay £120,000 but even though this judgement is still valid , Read family is still claiming ( not giving up) the waivered house in Kulaksiz site. Oh what a nice country . You give up the house to go to sequestration but then also claim the house . What kind of justice is this

ANSWER: Clearly the person who wrote this is either obtuse or not quite up to the job. One more time for the slow witted. Upon receiving Permission to Purchase my villa ,I invited the builder to transfer title (June 2008) The builder could not because of the mortgage. My Advocate tried to persuade him to pay off the mortgage, he could not. In September 2008 commenced Breach of Contract action. On the 6th November 2009 I won my case, the Contract is automatically null and void as is the Permission to Purchase on that property. My Advocate told me in an email that the villa on K5 remains in my possession until one of two things happen i.e you receive the award, or the bank obtains a court order for possession, to date neither of these things have happened. You tell me which of us is deluded. At this moment in time I have no money and no access to my villa. So no, I do not expect to have the money and the villa but I do expect to have one of these things. I agree with the last comment, what kind of justice is this.

COMMENT: Now isn’t it interesting that the bank, who remained stum for so long is reacting this way. Isn’t it note worthy that this appears to be written by a newspaper person, yet very little understanding of the need to verify fact is evident. Isn’t it interesting that the situation in the south is now being brought into the equation. Wait for the old ‘you bought cheap’ chestnut to rear it’s head.

Pauline Read

SITUATION IN THE SOUTH

WRITER:  It does not matter about  the number of people, few or many  , majority  British , that are having problems because of our contractors who are in trouble in our side , in reality they have problems and it is their right to expect a solution to these problems – But when these people are accusing the state , the laws and institutions it is being presented as if there is no other state with similar problems . In fact there are newspaper reports that show that there are over 100,000 British that are having problems with deeds and  some even being beaten up by contractors , just beside us in our neighbouring south. Well why the British that are living in the south with this problem do not go and protest in Greece , or go and make a complaint  to European Court of Human Rights  against Cyprus government  ,  to resolve the problem??

ANSWER:  That there are victims in the south is something that is frequently pointed out in North Cyprus Free Press.  In my opinion that because it is happening in the south too, is not a reason to justify it.   Two wrongs does not make it right.  However, because the south is a member of the EU, they are subject to EU law and the victims therefore in the fullness of time will probably get justice.   It is just  sad that so many victims are  old, they may not live long enough to benefit from this justice. To my knowledge only one British purchaser has ever been beaten up, Conor O’Dwyer and he was able to publicise this fact internationally and was the subject of an British ITV television programme ‘Homes from Hell’ who’s TV crews followed his protests ion the RoC.  Following this the RoC have now awarded Conor O’Dwyer legal aid.   The writer shows scant knowledge of the many pressure groups in the RoC who do indeed protest  vociferously, and are allowed to do so.   There is a bank in the RoC now proposing to Auction off some homes,  the bank Alpha Bank is subject to much criticism and lobbying and the public are able to do so without fear of prosecution under a bank law.  In the north most are frightened to even mention the bank who have already auctioned off the K5 homes by name, for fear of the bank law 39/2001, even though no one is doubting the strength and liquidity of this bank, just the inhumane act of making innocent pensioners homeless.  No one by word or deed are bringing this bank into disepute, its own actions are doing that.  However in the RoC people can and do voice their objections and indeed http://www.cypruspetitions.com/petitions_details.phhp?petitions_id-30 contains an online petition against the actions of Alpha Bank and has over 1,100 signatures to date.   Many cases from the RoC victims are already before the courts in the EU.   The EU courts are not available to North Cyprus victims, but the ECHR is and as the bank and its legal team are well aware, Kulaksiz 5 have an application in with the ECHR courts already.   Pauline Read is a part of that case as well as the domestic cases, despite the bank’s attempts to have her removed.

WRITER:    Despite this , we are saying ;  TRNC government must tackle the issue  seriously on a project base  and must find solution for those , does not matter native or foreign, that can prove unjust treatment – but the solution must be absolute justice  and not create new wronged people.

ANSWER:  This a very fair and valid comment.  The only problem I can see is that new laws that apply only to new purchasers, will leave the problem for existing victims untouched, and clearly that would not be fair or just.   There are victims of  many nationalities, as well as Turkish Cypriot, justice must for all victims.

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