from Continuity IRA POWs, Roe 3, Maghaberry jail, Co Antrim.
After a long period of deliberation, it has been decided that we
the Continuity Irish Republican Army POWs will suspend our current phase
of protest from Monday November 26, 2012 in order to give the prison
regime another opportunity to acknowledge and implement the agreement
all parties signed up to in August 2010.
As Republicans we undertook the agreement in good faith and committed to
honour it, and as Republicans, at no time did we break our word. After a
period of six months it became increasingly clear that in the tradition
of Perfidious Albion the British Government had reneged on their word to
implement that solution and so we resumed our protest.
Now after 18 months of this second phase of protest, we believe that we
have shown the prison regime our resolve and determination to
oppose conditions not befitting Republican Prisoners of War. We also
believe we can afford them the opportunity at this juncture to implement
It is our hope that with this magnanimous gesture the prison regime will
now honour their word. As Republicans we will not
shirk our responsibility and we believe that it is now necessary for us
to take this lead in bringing the agreement to its conclusion.
Like our Comrades on Roe 4, we assert that the resolving of this
conflict lies squarely at the feet of David Ford and the British
Government, despite Fordís assertion to the contrary.
Failure on the part of the British Government to implement the August
2010 Agreement in full, will result in a reemergence of conflict in the
To all who have supported us up to this point, we ask for your continued
support. We salute all people across the world who have worked on our
behalf. We thank our families and our friends and CAHAIR who have given
us unswerving support and assistance.
Signed O/C Maghaberry Prison