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Hello Everybody..
Brother Culture here:
THANK YOU EVERYONE SO MUCH FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT TO FREE BROTHER CULTURE FROM MEXICO.

WE STILL HAVE LEGAL FEE’S TO COVER, BUT THOUGHT YOU WOULD ALL BE INTERESTED IN THE BREAKDOWN SO FAR.

SENT TO PROMOTER KALY

30.000 PESO’S          

30.000 PESO’S     

10.000 PESO’S           MIGRATION CARD ( British Embassy said the document actually cost 23 pounds )

BREAKDOWN OF ABOVE SENT in a text TO NICK MANASSEH

40K ADVANCE LAWYER FEES FOR ELOISA, 3K DON’T CUT DREADLOCKS. 18K FOOD, PROTECTION, TRANSPORT FOR KALY TO VISIT PRISON.

10.000 PESO’S    LAWYER FEE’S EMILIANO

60.000 Peso’s  Lawyer fee to Elosia

£1500 Nicks trip plus expenses for Culture/Kaly

£1400 flight direct to LHR for Culture

£100 travel document to UK British Embassy

Overall what was sent to Mexico through Kaly, Joinita his wife and the legal team 178, 657.5 pesos >

Fundraising events organised in Mexico (3 events) by Kaly Selectah have not been accounted for as nothing was ever passed on to the campaign, all expenses for Brother Culture where covered by the fees sent exclusively from Allie Kay and Nick Manasseh. Via Go Fund Me.

Much love to Jamie Leon who sent Kaly the promoter $600 for the immigration document my wife had actually already paid for.  I am unaware if Kaly has paid this $600 back as the document he claimed to be getting he already charge £450 for !! The British embassy said the document cost 23 pounds !!!

It’s been a long journey, and extremely painful, although I can assure you I WILL come back stronger. THANK YOU ALL. One LOVE BC

 

 

 33151280_1540929121964723_r.jpegNick Manasseh here
The current situation is that Brother Culture IS still being held at the Chiconautla jail in the 'state of Mexico' about 2 hours away from where I am now in Mexico City. 
This jail is one of the toughest and most DANGEROUS in Mexico, therefore in the world. I am quoting our lawyer in saying this. 
The state of Mexico is a different state and jurisdiction from Mexico City- similar to the difference between Arizona and Texas.
This is a complicating factor, and one which creates more expense and a lot more bureaucracy.
Culture has essentially been acquitted of involvement in the original offence that caused the raid in which he was caught up. However it is still an on going criminal investigation. Hopefully there will be no stings in the tail with that. 
Culture is now being held at Chiconautla by the immigration authorities as opposed to the criminal investigations department.
We very much hope that tomorrow, Monday, he will be moved to the immigration authorities detention centre here in Mexico City. It is much easier going than the jail, and our friends here will be able to visit him easily and give him what he needs..
It is likely to take a while for our lawyers, and the British Embassy here to sort out Culture's immigration and legal status in Mexico, bearing in mind that his passport was lost during the police raid. However we do now have his passport details and the judge in Mexico state has his 'immigration papers' - basically the landing card he filled out on the plane. These are positive developments....... 
There are some details here that I can't really mention here as I don't want to prejudice his case in anyway, but obviously the situation is more complicated and serious than if he had just lost his passport as a regular tourist..
I am going to the jail today to try to see Culture. There is a possibility that I won't be able to, because Culture is in a kind of legal limbo due to the issues about why and how he is still being held.
If he was a regular prisoner there wouldn't be a problem. If I can see him today I WILL report back. 
We do know that he is extremely distressed and wants very much to see me.
Yesterday I had a long meeting, at the office, with our lawyer Emiliano Robles Gomezmont from the law firm LMRT sc.. This is a top law firm in Mexico City, and frankly is not the cheapest. Emiliano is great, and his whole team are fully engaged with this.
The whats-app group is big. I will go to the jail today with Eduardo, one of the lawyers at LMRT. 
It is impossible to say exactly how long it will be before Culture is home again. 
The absolute legal maximum is 6 months, but my feeling is about a month.
It is also likely that he will be released on bail and have to sign in with the prosecutor's office regularly. This would bring its own problems- with money, and because Culture would have to be very careful about the people around him, nobody with weed etc etc..
I know many people reading this will have already given money to the GO.FUND.ME being run by Culture's wife AllieKay. We are extremely grateful. 
I am part of this fund and am a TRUSTEE.
We will account in detail for what has been already spent, and as it goes on.. 
In fact much of the fund has already been used.
It was a difficult decision as to whether to spend money on me coming out here. This was effectively decided by Culture asking for me, and expecting me; and by Emiliano our lawyer. It's just too much to deal with on whats-app.
WE DO NEED MORE MONEY.. IT IS URGENT. 
This could have happened to ANY of us in the reggae scene, or in any of the other underground music scenes. 
It is a bit of a wake up call.. I will write more after I have seen Culture..
Love Nick Manasseh
Mc Brother Culture was arrested while shooting a music video on Thursday 13th September, in Mexico.  There is currently NO CHARGE but the location of the video was not the most savoury of locations. The police raided and arrested him, with 8 others.  His passport and all legal documents were taken and he has been detained in a cell. So far his friends have funded everything. His promoter has been amazing, as have the British Embassy.  We have an amazing lawyer and translator and thousands have already been spent. The list goes on.... CULTURE NOW NEEDS HELP FINANCIALLY to set him FREE. If you can do anything to help Culture will return your generosity in abundance, lets get him home PLEASE <3
ONELOVE <3
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THANK YOU EVERYONE SO MUCH FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT TO FREE BROTHER CULTURE FROM MEXICO.
WE STILL HAVE LEGAL FEE’S TO COVER, BUT THOUGHT YOU WOULD ALL BE INTERESTED IN THE BREAKDOWN SO FAR.
SENT TO PROMOTER KALY
30.000 PESO’S
30.000 PESO’S
10.000 PESO’S MIGRATION CARD ( British Embassy said the document actually cost 23 pounds )
BREAKDOWN OF ABOVE SENT in a text TO NICK MANASSEH
40K ADVANCE LAWYER FEES FOR ELOISA, 3K DON’T CUT DREADLOCKS. 18K FOOD, PROTECTION, TRANSPORT FOR KALY TO VISIT PRISON.
10.000 PESO’S LAWYER FEE’S EMILIANO
60.000 Peso’s Lawyer fee to Elosia
£1500 Nicks trip plus expenses for Culture/Kaly
£1400 flight direct to LHR for Culture
£100 travel document to UK British Embassy
Overall what was sent to Mexico through Kaly, Joinita his wife and the legal team 178, 657.5 pesos >
Fundraising events organised in Mexico (3 events) or Mexican #FreeBrotherCulture T Shirt Sales by Kaly Selectah have not been accounted for, as nothing was ever passed on to the campaign, all expenses for Brother Culture where covered by the fees sent exclusively from Allie Kay and Nick Manasseh. Via Go Fund Me. {Massive thanks Nick)
Much love to Jamie Leon who sent Kaly the promoter $600 for the immigration document, my wife had actually already paid for. I am unaware if Kaly has paid this $600 back as the document he claimed to be getting he already charge £450 for !! The British embassy said the document cost 23 pounds !!!
I still love my Mexican family, sending good vibes for the future, sorry I missed you.
It’s been a long journey, and extremely painful, although I can assure you I WILL come back stronger. THANK YOU ALL. One LOVE BC
(See pictures of Western Union transfers plus charges, as we were unable to BACS due to lawyer Elosia not having an international bank account, hence sent to her son and husband)
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https://evidencemusic.bandcamp.com/album/code-name

Brother Culture update: 20th October 2018
I must first thank you from the bottom of my heart, all my friends and fans who stepped up in such an amazing way, to help me be free from Mexican prison and all that goes with that!!
I send love to all the Mexican massive who did not get to see any of the tour, getting home was the only priority!! Hope to see you in the future.
I am presently at home on the south coast with my wife and recovering from the experience.
We are working on ongoing legal issues in connection with the case and there is still cost to be covered. We are now closing the GoFundMe page as getting me home was the main mission.
From this point on the best way to support me is to buy my new album “Code Name” as all proceeds will go towards the continuing legal fees …
Now back home and safe, thanks so much for the amazing love and outpouring of good will that got me home to the beautiful UK!!
I’m working to rebuild my life and my music, with the support of my wife Allie and Little Lion at Evidence Music, my label. Looking forward to make positive out of a bad situation.
I’ll be writing to you, the love was so strong,. Thank you.
See you all in 2019
One true love from Brother Culture
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Greetings to all the beautiful people who supported me in this terrible situation … I arrived home last Friday to be met by my beautiful wife AllieKay. If not for her and your fantastic efforts, I would still be in prison in Mexico. I was wrongly arrested and accused of drug dealing.. the courts, the lawyers in Mexico, the promoter of the tour and the police conspired to keep me in jail as long as they could … without your support guys I would have remained in jail, for 8 to 10 years … now home I am coordinating with new law firms and the British Embassy, the situation is on-going but I’m home … my music family I owe you all, I am physical and mentally broken, but I will be back. ONE LOVE BC xxxxx
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UPDATE: Culture is home. ( dictated from Culture) He thanks everyone so much for getting him home., and temporary relieved from the situation. However the experience has really taken its toll on his health, and due to the on going legal situation, Culture will be with drawing from ALL public life right now. Until his health and legal situation can be concluded through the British Embassy, and proper legal representation, to clear his name.
Finally his deepest thanks to everyone around the world, he is unable to reply right now, but will be in touch when he he is well enough.
One Love BC
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