As a side note:
There’s nothing revolutionary about any kind of harmful radiation treatment.
– UK deputy leader criticizes tumor-boy case (AP, Sep 2, 2014):
LONDON (AP) — U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said Tuesday it was inappropriate to throw the full weight of the law at a couple who took their ill 5-year-old child to Spain in hope of getting a revolutionary type of radiation therapy for a brain tumor.
Clegg did not claim to be speaking for the government, and said it was up to police and prosecutors to decide how to proceed.
Clegg told the BBC his “heart goes out” to Brett and Naghemeh King.
“I personally think that throwing the full force of the law at Mr. and Mrs. King, who appear to be doing what they believe to be best for their own family, I don’t think is an appropriate thing to do,” Clegg said.
The couple took their son, Ashya, out of Southampton General Hospital last week and traveled to Spain, where they planned to sell a property to pay at least $33,000 for proton beam radiation therapy in the Czech Republic or the U.S. They were arrested on a British warrant, and are fighting extradition.