Statement by the POW Department, Republican Sinn Féin
In a statement, issued on Wednesday, April 8, the POW Department of Republican Sinn Féin called a recent statement by Provisional Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney “shameful.” Following an incident during which mobile phones were stolen from a security lock-up by non-political prisoners, McCartney, himself a former POW, gave a statement to the Irish News, calling for tighter security in Maghaberry.
It was reported that ten mobile phones had been stolen from a secure prison lock-up by non-political prisoners. These prisoners are based in Maghaberry’s Shimna House. Provisional MLA Raymond McCartney gave a statement to the Irish News on Friday, April 3, describing the incident as “a serious breach of security.”
He furthermore informed that he will raise the issue with the prison service. He concluded saying that “actions are needed to be taken to ensure that is does not…
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