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U.S. State Department comments on Randy Blythe

Saturday, December 08, 2012 9:04 AM PT


You may recall that in July a Lamb of God fan petitioned the White House via their website for an official response relative to the late-June incarceration of Randy Blythe in the Czech Republic. The website claims that any petition garnering at least 25,000 signatures will receive a response. Obviously Blythe is back home now, so the matter is of less urgency, but nonetheless, and official response has indeed arrived. Michael Posner, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, has issued the following statement:

We appreciate your inquiry about the case of D. Randall Blythe, who was released from detention in the Czech Republic on August 3, 2012, and returned to the United States shortly thereafter. Mr. Blythe has publicly stated his intention to return to the Czech Republic to face trial for the alleged manslaughter of a Czech man at a concert in 2010. He recently told MTV, "It's the correct thing for me to do ... this poor young man's family deserves some answers." Pending Mr. Blythe's trial, we cannot discuss the details of his case. We are closely monitoring the progress of his trial.

The Department of State noted in its 2011 Human Rights Report that in the Czech Republic, "The laws provide for the right to a fair trial, and the independent judiciary generally enforced this right." We expect that the Czech government will make all efforts to ensure a fair, transparent, and timely trial for Mr. Blythe, and guarantee full protection of his legal rights under Czech law and his welfare.

If you would like to know more about what the Department of State does for U.S. citizens overseas, please visit our website at www.Travel.State.Gov. General information on U.S. human rights policy is available at www.HumanRights.gov.


32 comments


anonymous
12/8/2012 9:19:39 AM
Death penalty

12/8/2012 9:30:07 AM
I wanna kick Matt and Amy Roloff like a fcking soccer ball.

anonymous
12/8/2012 9:54:21 AM
.....in other news Emmure is still horrible .

anonymous
12/8/2012 9:55:35 AM
bureaucratic mumbojumbo

anonymous
12/8/2012 10:16:39 AM
I wanna kick Matt and Amy Roloff like a fcking soccer ball.
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^^
hahahhahahahahhahahahahaha hah. That made my day

12/8/2012 10:46:47 AM
government mosh

12/8/2012 11:04:31 AM
AND OFFICIAL RESPONSE AND OFFICIAL RESPONSE AND OFFICIAL RESPONSE

anonymous
12/8/2012 11:06:37 AM
Translation:
"We're not getting involved."

12/8/2012 11:13:06 AM
translation: "you wrote a letter, and yeah we heard about that. crazy shit, huh?"

anonymous
12/8/2012 11:22:25 AM
lol

anonymous
12/8/2012 11:36:02 AM
guess mike posner's music career was short lived

12/8/2012 11:39:19 AM
so the dept of state referenced MTV in its statement?

anonymous
12/8/2012 1:01:14 PM
^^ Confirming my suspicions that the MTV is actually a division of the US department of state. Hence...Gangnam Style.

12/8/2012 1:09:49 PM
that site only issues responses to the most meaningless of the petitions.

who gives an honest fck what the White House beer recipe is?

answer some of the real questions fggts.

anonymous
12/8/2012 1:54:02 PM
and official response and official response and official response and official response and official response and official response and official response and official response and official response and official response and official response and official response and official response and official response and official response and official response and official response and official response and

anonymous
12/8/2012 2:23:57 PM
WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE OBAMA?

12/8/2012 3:25:27 PM
lol at "We are closely monitoring his trial" they ain't monitoring shit

anonymous
12/8/2012 3:42:55 PM
anonymous1 hour ago
"WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE OBAMA?"

Its burroughed deep inside your kid sisters jerk. Right next to the smuggled packet of morning after pills.

12/8/2012 5:53:10 PM
^cabinet member.

anonymous
12/8/2012 7:47:26 PM
God damnit Loyd.....

anonymous
12/8/2012 7:49:56 PM
Thats a good man right there to go back but after seeing the video i would say hes innocent, it was just an accident.

anonymous
12/8/2012 7:59:52 PM
^ Wants to keep Christ in Christmas.

anonymous
12/8/2012 10:21:20 PM
government flip

anonymous
12/8/2012 10:43:05 PM
vengeance9737 hours ago
lol at "We are closely monitoring his trial" they ain't monitoring shit

Well, the trial hasn't begun yet, so their ain't shit to monitor.

anonymous
12/9/2012 1:05:48 AM
i just love breasts

anonymous
12/9/2012 5:40:46 AM
Alex Jones is stoked.

12/9/2012 11:29:21 AM
holy shit. who cares?

12/9/2012 3:13:19 PM
Three paragraphs of absolutely fcking nothing. Thanks for the time wasted you flakey pieces of shit. Must have been written by Barack Obama

anonymous
12/9/2012 6:46:33 PM
You think anyone really truly gives a quarter of a flying fck about whether or not he gets convicted of manslaughter for fatally pushing a fan off the stage? Dude needs to drop the "We're pretty much Pantera" lingo they've been throwing around since these fcktards decided to rebook Europe. Not totally unexpected from redneck virginia hicks. Blythe/KidRock 2016

12/10/2012 8:18:25 AM
If you bend over really, really far, you can look at your own jerk.

anonymous
12/10/2012 8:55:01 AM
Translation : If Randy was a pedophile musician we would offer some help. Since he is just a redneck metal head we really don't care and will not get involved.

anonymous
12/10/2012 5:21:16 PM
blythe at concert: *stomps kid to death; *shouts at obscenities at kid; *threatens to do vulgar things to his mom while killing him

blythe now: this poor young mans family deserves some answers.

What a fcking sellout.