Maghaberry Prison Protest
At the moment there are
currently over 30 Irish political prisoners held in Maghaberry
Prison in the north of Ireland, who are refusing to accept the
British imposed policy of criminalization. They seek the
reinstatement of the right to political status. That right was
hard won in 1981, by the sacrifice of ten young Irishmen who
died on hunger strike rather that accept British
government, under the auspices of Stormont Agreement,
re-introduced the policy of creeping criminalization to justify
their continued occupation of Ireland.
within the prison has been rapidly escalating and has already
included three periods of extended fasts; the last fast was for
72 hours. Unfortunately there is a media blackout preventing the
plight of the prisoners from being more widely known and thus
preventing their just demands from gaining more support.
This leaflet has been produced in the hopes that others may
become aware of the situation.
following points are at issue:
movement is imposed on Republican political prisoners with only three political
prisoners permitted out of their cells at any one time, with each political
prisoner accompanied by two prison officers
Become aware !
Prisoners need your support!
information contact the
Irish Freedom Committee