678 DAYS INTERNED DEMAND THE RELEASE OF TONY TAYLOR NOW ENOUGH IS ENOUGH……

678 DAYS INTERNED
DEMAND THE RELEASE OF TONY TAYLOR NOW

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH……

With many thanks to: Free Tony Taylor

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Members of the Thomas Harte cuman Republican Sinn Féin erected more boards in North Armagh today

The boards highlight the current use of internment in Ireland. Gabriel Mackle, Neil Hegarty and Tony Taylor are currently interned without charge, without trial and without any justification.

Also the attempted extradition of Liam Campbell is highlighted. The free state government are currently trying to have him extradited to Lithuania where he will face inhumane prison conditions and breaches of his human rights.

With many thanks to: Chris Hamll – Republican Sinn Féin

Tony Taylor’s parents pen open letter calling for their son’s release

The elderly parents of Derry prisoner Tony Taylor, who has been now detained in Maghaberry Jail for 624 days without charge, have written a heartfelt letter in today’s Derry News pleading for his release.

Mr Taylor’s parents Willie and Veronica, who are both in ill health, say they wrote to this newspaper to ‘explain to your readers how an entire family is affected when a member of a family is in a prison when no charges have been presented in an open court’.

They wrote: “The only thing we know is that he has been detained based on unaccountable intelligence provided by the security services who will not abide by the normal acceptable legal process that should apply in a democracy.”

The couple say they are unable to make regular visits to their son due to their failing health and liken his situation to experiencing a death in the family.

And they are very troubled by the effect Mr Taylor’s detention has had on his wife and three children.

They said: “We are particularly concerned about the impact on Tony’s family: in particular Lorraine, his wife who is struggling to cope without him and look after his two daughters Nicole, Ellie-Jo and son Bliain who is seriously mentally challenged.

‘We just do not know how Lorraine deals with this on a daily basis.

‘We are also very concerned about the traumatic impact of prison confinement without a charge or release date on Tony’s health and wellbeing.’

In June lawyers for Mr Taylor served a High Court Writ on the Secretary of State seeking damages for his ‘wrongful arrest and imprisonment’.

Injury

Tony Taylor was sentenced to 18 years in prison in 1994 for his involvement in a Provisional IRA bombing in Derry, during which he was badly injured.

He was sentenced to three further years behind bars in 2011 for possession of a rifle, however, after his release, his licence was revoked in March 2015 on the order of the then Secretary of State Theresa Villierss

The Northern Ireland Office said the licence was revoked by the Parole Commission because of ‘the risk he posed to the public’.

Church leaders, politicians, trade unionists and community groups have all stated that Mr Taylor is a supporter of peaceful political processes and have lobbied for his release.

With many thanks to: Derry Now for the origional story.

 

End British Internment in the occupied six counties of Ireland – Free Tony Taylor

Tony was out on a shopping trip with his wife doing normal family stuff when British forces swooped in and took him into custody, Tony was not only with his wife but his children were also present and this was obviously quite frightening for his wife, his children and not to mention Tony himself.

Since that time Tony has been held in Maghaberry Gaol, he has faced no charge or no specific allegation in the full year of his incarceration. Internment is something that must be opposed by all right thinking people. This is a human rights abuse, everyone has the right to their liberty and if that liberty is taken from them they have the right to know why this happened.

Locking a person up under the guise of a licence revocation and not giving any explanation other than a generic “security risk” is absolutely not acceptable, it is internment pure and simple.

#freetonytaylor

#EndBritishInternment

The Wife of Tony Taylor, Lorraine tells of detention impact

 

Mr Taylor’s wife Lorraine, at an earlier protest for the release of Tony Taylor. And calling for an end of Internment in the Six Occupied Six counties of Ulster.

The wife of Derry Republican Tony Taylor has spoken about the impact his detention without charge is having on their family.

Taylor, pictured above, has been held at Maghaberry Prison since his early release licence was revoked by former secretary of state Theresa Villiers in March last year.

Campaigners, including nationalist politicians, have voiced concern about his continued detention. Speaking at the ard fheis of hardline republican party Saoradh in Derry at the weekend. Mr Taylor’s wife Lorraine, pictured above, said the family has been left “traumatised” by her husband’s detention.

“Tony’s continued absence is having a devastating impact on his family. I am at my wits’ end to understand how the British government, after nearly two years, can be allowed to keep Tony in prison without any due legal process, this in reality internment without trial,” she said.

“As a family we are all physically and emotionally drained both because of Tony’s continued detention and absence from his family. “I would also wish to outline the impact on his dentention on his elderly parents, both of which are not in good health.”

Meanwhile, Co Tyrone republican David Jordan has been reelected as chairman of Saoradh. In his address to delegates he criticised Sinn Féin and the DUP and voiced his party’s support for Brexit.

“Saoradh should support strategically any initative that quickens the end of one of the most repulsive and destructive nations that ever existed,” he said. “That which weakens and fragments Britain is good for Ireland. Let us hope that Brexit is as hard as hell and helps usher in the dimise of the last section of the cruel British empire.”

With many thanks to: Connla Young, The Irish News, for the origional story.

 

 

Cork City Council passes motion in support of Tony Taylor. Well done

Motion reads:

‘That Cork City Council supports calls for the release of Derry man Tony Taylor. Tony has been held without charge for over 600 days in Maghaberry Prison, Co Antrim following the revoking of his early release licence by the then British Secterary of State, Theresa Villers.

Tony has the support of a number of local authorities and public representatives from across the political spectrum, the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin have been monitoring his case and governmental officials are said to be prepared to visit Tony in prison, Council agrees with the view that his continued detention is a denial of justice and due process’.

With many thanks to: Irish Republican Prisoner News. 

Motion reads:

‘That Cork City Council supports calls for the release of Derry man Tony Taylor. Tony has been held without charge for over 600 days in Maghaberry Prison, Co Antrim following the revoking of his early release licence by the then British Secterary of State, Theresa Villers.

Tony has the support of a number of local authorities and public representatives from across the political spectrum, the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin have been monitoring his case and governmental officials are said to be prepared to visit Tony in prison, Council agrees with the view that his continued detention is a denial of justice and due process’.

With many thanks to: Irish Republican Prisoner News. 

Free Tony Taylor – 600 days today Interned without trial!!! 

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