Diary from the Inside 11 March – 5 May 2020 Part 153 by Giovanni Di Stefano

Monday 11 March 2020

10.29 pm – In short, the coronavirus situation has screwed us all up. No matter what now happens I won’t be able to go anywhere because Italy is now all closed, could not have made this situation up. What is worse is that my son Antony and his family, in Italy, have all been quarantined. What a weird situation to be in – incredible – the safest place is in ruddy jail when one has finished the sentence! Crazy!

Thursday 12 March 2020

10.27 pm – This whole situation will change everything for everyone. Who could have predicted what has happened? Hardly anyone is alive who can remember the so-called Spanish flu of 1919. No one really gave a damn about the outbreak of Ebola because it broke out in Africa. The only reason that COVID-19 has attracted so much is that it’s affecting the rich countries – EU, USA, et al. For me? Well, I will just have to see ‘wagowon.’

Friday 13 March 2020

07.15 pm – I wanted to do a song called ‘What the World Needs Now’ the next line is ‘love sweet love.’ But what the world needs now is the fucking antidote for this coronavirus!!!

Saturday 14 March 2020

10.19 pm – Nemesis was the Roman Goddess of fortune, chance, and more important – revenge. Let us hope I will not need to invoke the ancient curse of Nemesis for what has happened to me. Further evidence has come to light showing how the CCRC and the City of London police conspired to ensure I would be convicted. I will be publishing soon.

Sunday 15 March 2020

08.53 pm – Where do we stand at the moment? Coronavirus COVID-19 = 6000 + v – the world = 8 billion. However, it’s causing panic everywhere. The reaction by all governments is wholly disproportional to the death rate – for now. So, one questions: the USA has the capacity to test all of its citizens – which is nearly 400 million. Where did the USA get 400 million coronavirus test kits so quickly? Or did the USA have advance notice and said nothing to anyone?

Monday 16 March 2020

09.31 pm – The question that all of the 23% Foreign Nationals ask themselves = me included – is this? Will we make it back home to see our families? I do my best to keep everyone’s spirits high – until the door is closed and I’m alone.

Tuesday 17 March 2020

09.12 pm – There is no going back on life. You only get one shot. There are no retakes or airbrushing in life. So fucking enjoy every second of life no matter where you are, what you do, or who you are.

Wednesday 18 March 2020

08.44 pm – The last few days the only currency that has increased over the pound is Russian Rouble, Cuban Peso. All other world currencies have fallen to an all-time low. Why?

Thursday 19 March 2020

10.00 pm – I was asked today whether Rose West was really guilty of all those murders with her husband Fred who killed himself awaiting trial. No, she was not. What she was guilty of though was not following the advice of her Counsel Richard Ferguson QC. He advised her not to give evidence. She wanted her ‘minutes of fame’ as they say, and Brian Leveson destroyed her in the witness box. Being a lesbian, a parent, a bad mother does not constitute being a murderer. If she had followed Richard Ferguson’s advice, she would today be out a free woman because she was definitely not guilty of murder.

Friday 20 March 2020

08.41 pm – A great big thank you and my utmost respect to my lawyers:

Mr P Sapsford, QC

Mr David Martin Sperry

I won’t forget what they are doing for me. I have now decided on my plans when I’m back in Italy.

Saturday 21 March 2020

09.45 pm – Today so many people died in Italy. I don’t know who is responsible for what is happening but one day we will find out. My heart goes out to the nearly 5,000 Italian families and 5,000 other families from different countries who have suffered death. Tragic!

Sunday 22 March 2020

07.15 pm – Can I say about the above story that (i) I know Mr Epstein and (ii) was always aware that he was ‘with the CIA’ and was with them ‘officially’ for many years.

Diaries 23 – 26 March missing due to postal issues with the crisis.

Friday 27 March 2020

03.29 pm – Just in from the Ministry of Justice. 27 prisoners test positive for coronavirus in 14 different prisons.

09.52 pm – I think I may have found the solution to my situation.

Saturday 28 March 2020

09.51 pm – When I was 17 years of age in 1972, I had lunch at the Dorchester with Marcel Hellman. Look him up and see who he was. Why? Well, that story will be for my updated autobiography.

Sunday 29 March 2020

09.38 pm – I keep saying this and one day I will get it right but let’s see what next week brings.

Monday 30 March 2020

09.16 pm – June 1974 at the sporting club in Monte Carlo and then at the Red Cross Ball was the first time I met Burt Bacharach. I could not remember until today. Sir Maxwell Joseph sponsored my trip to Monaco when I was a month short of 19. My God, why did I forget that trip and when I met Burt Bacharach in 1989 and 1990 when I was at MGM I could not remember – damn it that I’d met him in 1974. Old age brings about many memories.

Tuesday 31 March 2020

09.14 pm – Caroline has done a terrific job on my article on COVID-19 and about the Al Jazeera Journalist jailed in Egypt Mohamed Hussain. Tomorrow, I should have more information on what is happening in my case.

Wednesday 1 April 2020

07.40 am –

‘Are we just April Fools?

Who can’t see all the danger around us?

If we’re just April fools,

I don’t care.

We’ll find our way somehow.’

Thursday 2 April 2020

07.55 pm Things are getting a bit tougher here but the Governor is really going out of his way for the regime to work and people staying safe.

Friday 3 April 2020

07.20 pm – This country is truly hypocritical it calls Iran a country without justice and questions the conviction of Nazanin Radcliffe. However, Iran released all 90,000 prisoners weeks ago including all foreign nationals whilst this hypocrite country release zilch leaving 100,000 at serious risk. The conviction of 10% of those in jail are questionable in this county and that is some 9,000 people!!! But then what can you expect from a country that without the Romans coming here they would not even have roads?

Saturday 4 April 2020

08.40 pm – There is news that the Government have been shamed into ‘considering’ releasing about 4,000 prisoners who have 2 months left to serve. This is pure madness. They need to release those with 2 years left to serve to make any real difference but then again does the government really care about those who transgress the law and who, now, are on the front line without protection? No is the answer.

Sunday 5 April 2020

08.17 pm –

‘No one who tells lies in court can escape punishment.

He is doomed.’

Proverb 19:9

Monday 6 April 2020

09.11 pm – I am truly pissed off. In 2010-2012 I, and a scriptwriter, and graphic artist, were working on a six-part series of 90-minute TV dramas, for Italian TV on Toto, Sordi, Tognazzi, De Sica and I can’t remember the other ones. Now I see RAI TV have simply stolen, yes stolen my project and probably script too and there is fuck all I can do about it – or is there???

Missing diaries 7 – 10 April due to crisis!

Saturday 11 April 2020

07.54 pm – One of the disciples of Jesus asks him: ‘when will the Kingdom of God come?’ To which Jesus replies ‘The Kingdom of God is here. It is within you.’ That just about sums it all up. You see you are what you want to be, and make of your life what you want. Whether you are happy or sad, it is within you how you wish to feel. That is how I am surviving and have survived this terrible injustice.

Easter Sunday 12 April 2020

07.31 pm – Easter but it does not feel like Easter at all. It feels like any other shite day – in fact, every day I’m just grateful that I wake up because if you believe what the TV and Government are telling us we are all in mortal danger. Leave aside, that an Italian paper is saying that on 29 April the World will end. If so, why the fuck does all this matter now about Coronavirus?

Easter Monday 13 April 2020

08.33 pm –

‘I know not whether laws be right,

Or whether laws be wrong;

All we know who lie in jail

Is that, the wall is strong;

And that each day is like a year,

A year whose days are long.’

Oscar Wilde wrote that centuries ago and fuck all has changed.

Tuesday 14 April 2020

08.32 pm – Do you know the hardest question I have ever had to answer? Where does a circle begin and where does it end? My answer was ‘depends on where you are in the circle.’

Wednesday 15 April 2020

10.15 pm – Today it came to light that: –

  1. 13 prisoners have died as a result of COVID-19.
  2. 207 tested positive.
  3. Turkey has released a further 91,000 prisoners’ having released 60,000 earlier.
  4. Most of the 148 countries that have COVID-19 have released prisoners.
  5. This country has promised to release.

(a) pregnant women

(b) 4,000 prisoners who have less than 2 months left to serve

  1. This country has released to date no one and as one member of staff said to me ‘by the time they get round to releasing anyone, the 8 weeks will be up and those pregnant given birth.

Thus, you can understand my grave concerns especially as I have found the unlawful sentence imposed on me. I just have to hold my nerve and be patient, even though it is really hard. We all try our best but sometimes the best is not good enough and one may have to re-evaluate life.

Thursday 16 April 2020

09.49 pm – In order for the Government not to be challenged on their policy about Coronavirus they have closed the Courts. As a result, no one can judicially review their policy and the media have been indoctrinated into putting fear into people. There is definitely something in this Coronavirus debacle but we are not being told the whole truth which must be much more than we are told. For my part, I’m stuck here as a piggy in the middle and, can do zilch.

Friday 17 April 2020

08.43 pm – Remember the saying.

‘You cannot unbelieve what you believe.’

Saturday 18 April 2020

08.19 pm – A message to those who know who they are:

‘Those who have been made can be unmade.’

Sunday 19 April 2020

07.49 pm – It seems that in three weeks’ time this whole situation will improve. Let us hope so because the reaction to this so-called virus has been disproportionate, if underlying if we have been told ’the truth’ Frankly, I doubt any government tells the truth. Why would they when its easier to lie and get away with it.

Monday 20 April 2020

07.03 pm – Sorry, does sure as hell seem to be the hardest word for some to say. And, it really is getting more and more absurd each day.

Tuesday 21 April 2020

06.45 pm – Today was a nice sunny day but with a slight wind. Still managed to get few hours of sun. Philip Sapsford QC has made a superb submission to the Lord Chief Justice on my behalf. We will see, soon, how it all pans out. This country is in a state of total, almost, police state. Well, look at it this way.

  1. No parliament.
  2. No Courts sitting.

As a result, ministers cannot be held accountable for fuck all, and worse if you go on television and slag off the government you get censured by Ofcom!!! There is something very sinister going on and it’s nothing to do with any poxy virus. What it is – we don’t know. There was a report about the World ending on 29 April 2020 but how can the world end when it has not even begun?

Diary insert Wednesday 22 April missing

Thursday 23 April 2020

09.23 pm There is a good chance that tomorrow we may hear something about what will happen to me. P.S. don’t forget that on 29 April 2020 the world is supposed to end whatever that means.

Friday 24 April 2020

07.58 pm –

‘Homo Homini Lupus’

Saturday 25 April 2020

09.13 pm – This is an advice to my family and friends and based upon my almost 50 years of service: – there are golden rules of life and can be surmised as A. B. C.

A = Accept nothing.

B = Believe nothing.

C = Check everything.

Follow the above and you will get on really well and rarely make a mistake.

Sunday 26 April 2020

07.42 -m – A very warm day with plenty of sun, and I look as if I’ve been weeks in Tobago instead of prison. Let’s see what this next week brings (famous last words).

Monday 27 April 2020

07.57 pm – The weather is about to change for the worst – well we shall see. I hope this absurd situation is resolved quickly as I’m running out of patience.

Tuesday 28 April 2020

07.43 pm – Well tomorrow is supposed to be the end of the world so if it is – it’s been nice being here, See you in another orbit!!!

Wednesday 29 April 2020

07.13 pm – Well, there are still a few hours to go for the end of the world to happen depending on which timeline one goes to!

Thursday 30 April 2020

07.56 pm – Today was what I would call a shite day and I did not feel well – fuck all to do with any poxy virus. Just one of those days that are best forgotten.

Friday 1 May 2020

08.12 pm – I thought that this week would include a Bank Holiday but that is not the case. It seems that the government can do as they please and create or cancel known public holidays without any consultations with the people. That, in my book, is called totalitarian or a full police state which is what the UK has become.

Saturday 2 May 2020

08.44 pm – I was looking over some of the songs I recorded the last few years before I was wrongfully convicted. There are over 100 cover songs and a few that I wrote myself. I always remembered the great backing melodies of Peter, Paul, and Mary. Have a listen to some of their songs and then the backing vocals on my songs, they sure as hell inspired me.

08.46 pm – Today I was quite moved by the report of Sally Lockwood at Sky News on the state of Italy. A truly great piece of reporting.

Sunday 3 May 2020

08.39 pm – The below is what I mean about how British Justice simply fails to work. Gordon Parks did not kill his wife, and all know that, but then to clear his name means the police got it wrong and the public would lose faith in them. So, Gordon Parks is dead and the British Justice does not give a damn about his family and that is the shame of the British legal system.

Monday 4 May 2020

09.29 pm – Philip Sapsford QC and David Martin Sperry have filed a truly exceptional application to the Governor here. The Courts get back to work next week. The problem for me is that next week is always the effing carrot, and soon I will eat the damn thing just to get rid of it.

Tuesday 5 May 2020

07.24 pm – I asked my son to post the following: ‘As soon as the dying stops, the forgetting begins’ make what you will of it. Today, fuck all happened that the same did not happen yesterday’ – the day before that etc – namely the square root of eff all. It’s OK because I can take this injustice but at some stage, there will have to be an accounting exercise and someone will have to pay. For now, though, we smile and move forward and just keep on breathing.













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