Campaigners fighting for the release of Daniel Roque Hall protest outside the Ministry of Justice
Disabled Kilburn man is in hospital after falling ill in jail
Protestors have gathered outside the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) this morning handing in a petition calling for a disabled Kilburn man to be released from prison and spend his jail term at home.
Daniel Roque Hall, who lives in Willesden Lane, is currently serving a three-and-a-half year sentence after being caught with three and a half kilos of cocaine stuffed into his wheelchair after arriving at London Heathrow from Peru.
The petition, which has around 1,400 signatures, asks that Mr Hall, who suffers from degenerative disease Freidriechs Ataxia, spends his remaining jail term at home.
The 29-year-old is currently at the University College Hospital after falling ill at Wormwood Scrubs Prison last month.
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Supporters, friends, family and Ataxia UK, a national charity highlighting awareness have all called for Mr Hall to be released and expressed fears for his life.
Sue Millman, chief executive of Ataxia UK said: “Daniel was given a three and a half year custodial term – not a death sentence.
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“Ataxia UK supports the aim of Daniel’s family to ensure that he serves the remainder of his sentence without further compromise to his health or wellbeing”.
Yesterday (October 24) MP John McDonnell submitted an early day motion for debate in the House of Commons for Daniel Roque Hall to serve the rest of his sentence at home.
A judge has refused a judicial review into Mr Roque Hall’s time in prison.