Maghaberry Prisoners Protest

A dirty protest has been going on for many months in Maghaberry Prison, Co. Antrim, by Republican prisoners over the issues of forced strip searches and restricted controlled movement. The POWs were forced into this action because the The Northern Ireland Prison Service has reneged on an agreement signed by all parties last August. 

The agreement stated that controlled movement was to be phased out. This has not happened. Degrading forced strip searches were to be replaced by the “boss chair,” which is an electronic scanning device. This has not happened, either.

 It would be a tragedy if this protest escalated to a hunger strike. Action MUST be taken to prevent that. Please email N.I. Justice Minister David Ford and demand that he implement the August agreement. His email address is: private.office@dojni.x.gsi.gov.uk.

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