According to the British newspaper Daily Mail, the Jamaican artist Siccatune Alcock – more known as reggae performer Jah Cure – is banned from entering the United Kingdom.
Jah Cure’s visit was due to a series of concerts taking place during October 2007. His visit attracted attention when some women’s rights groups and campaigners claimed that his concerts would be an insult to rape victims.
Rape and robbery
Jah Cure had just started his musical career when he was convicted for rape and robbery in 1999. During his time in prison he released three best-selling albums. According to an article in the British newspaper the Guardian, he has always claimed his innocence.
While some women’s rights groups are of the opinion that Jah Cure neither deserves nor the stardom nor the money from his best-selling records – other women’s rights groups hesitate to join the protests.
Daily Mail – 8 October 2007:
‘Reggae star barred from Britain after serving 8 years for rape’
The Guardian – 7 October 2007:
‘Rape Row as ‘New Marley’ Comes to UK’