Couple 'who held three women as slaves for 30 years' were leaders of Maoist communist sect based in Brixton bookshopEven more surreal:
The couple accused of keeping three women as slaves for more than 30 years ran a communist sect worshipping Chinese leader Mao Zedong, it was revealed today.
The pair, of Indian and Tanzanian origin, are reportedly Aravindan Balakrishnan, 73, and his wife Chanda, 67, whose far-Left activities allegedly led to them being arrested and jailed in the 1970s.
They were held by police last Thursday after three alleged victims - a 30-year-old Briton called Rosie, a 57-year-old Irishwoman and a 69-year-old Malaysian - accused them of years of 'physical and mental abuse' and keeping them in servitude for decades.
It emerged today that the couple had helped organise a Maoist squat in a Brixton bookshop, which was shut down in 1978 when police raided and arrested 14 people there, including the couple.
It is alleged the suspects, known as Comrade Bala and Comrade Chanda to other members, both later served a prison sentence after a conviction for assaulting a police officer involved in the raid.
Scotland Yard and the secret services are believed to have been aware of the couple's far-Left views....
Lambeth Council 'were told about youngest victim Rosie, 30, 15 years ago'.Yet, the Left constantly portrays themselves as caring about the well being of oppressed people.