Statement from POW Department. Republican Sinn Féin
Release of Marian Price welcomed.
“Not before time” is how Republican Sinn Féin welcomed the decision by the Parole Board in the Occupied Six Counties to release Marian Price on May 30, 2013.
For over two years the British authorities made Marion Prices’ life a living hell because she
Refused to bend to, or accept, British rule in Ireland.
Sp...urious charges were levelled against her and though granted bail by the courts, the British state refused to release her. Marion Price should never have been jailed in the first place.
We also take this opportunity to call for the immediate unconditional release of political hostage Martin Corey, from Maghaberry jail in Co Antrim. Like Marian, Martin should never have been arrested let alone interned for over three years. His attempts to find justice has been thwarted at every turn, the latest the refusal by the British to allow his case go to the Supreme Court in London.
Another young Republican prisoner faces an uncertain future with an indeterminate sentence hanging over his head. An inexcusable sentence, harsh in the extreme; a young man paying the price for being a Republican.
The blame for the imprisonment of Marian and Martin lies squarely with the British and their puppets in Stormont who implement British rule in Ireland and no amount of crocodile tears from former comrades - of both Marian and Martin - will ease or erase the suffering Marion has endured over the past two years.
We would like to finally welcome her home and wish her a speedy recovery and all the best for the future.
May 30, 2013.