Talk:Jackson Wells Morris and Dr. John Flynn
I have relocated the original unreferenced material - which reads as though it is a puff piece for JWM - to a case study page and added a few key references. It still needs more work and references. --Bob Burton 23:40, 6 Jan 2005 (EST)
Relocating unref'd material
In the absence of references I have relcoated this text from the article page. --Bob Burton 21:16, 4 July 2007 (EDT)
The main element of the strategy was to apply sufficient pressure to the then Federal Government over a period long enough to persuade it to intervene in the Flynn case.
This was done through sustained media activity. A ‘Free John Flynn’ committee was formed and a consistent program of media action, advertising and political advocacy undertaken. Effective lines of communication were established with Flynn and his allies in India, and Australian reporters were able to gain access to him.
The Federal Opposition was briefed and began to speak out on Flynn’s behalf. After intensive media pressure over several months, soon after the 1996 Federal election the new Foreign Minister, Alexander Downer, authorised the Australian embassy in New Delhi to intercede in the Flynn case and Flynn was allowed to return to Australia.
A subsequent Parliamentary inquiry into consular services was convened and found important elements lacking in the Australian response to his imprisonment. The Indian Supreme Court later totally exculpated Flynn.