Thursday, October 18, 2012
Enniscorthy town council call for the immediate release of republican prisoners
A motion calling for the immediate release of three republican prisoners being detained without trial in the six counties was passed at a meeting of Enniscorthy town council last Monday night. The motion was introduced by Sinn Féin Cllr Johnny Mythen who has welcomed the support of the council to uphold the human rights of Marian price, Gerry McGeogh and Martin Corey.
Cllr Mythen said;
“I praise the council for their courage and support in passing a motion for the immediate release of three republican prisoners interned on this Island. Marian Price was released on bail three times by the judiciary of Northern Ireland only to be rebuked by Owen Patterson. She was also given a full pardon by the English queen under the prerogative of mercy. Mr Patterson amazingly cannot find this document and claims his colleagues either lost it or it may have been shredded.”
“The particular document in question was witnessed by Cardinal O Fiaich himself. Marian is extremely ill and is very weak. This woman is a free person and should be allowed to spend what little time she has left with her own family and friends and not be allowed die in captivity in a British prison.”