If “progress is being made,” if there is going to be a “genuine peace,” and if everyone is now “moving forward,” as former IRA Commander Martin McGuinness has recently stated, then WHEN is Gerry McGeough, Marian Price and Martin Corey going to be released? In February 2011, Gerry McGeough received a 20 year sentence by a Diplock court for IRA membership dating back to 1975 and for an altercation between him and a part time UDR soldier in 1981. A year ago, Marian Price was arrested and is currently incarcerated without charge. Two years ago, Martin Corey was arrested and is still currently incarcerated without charge. Until these unjust incarcerations and blatant human rights abuses are seriously addressed by those in a position to do so, how can there be progress and a genuine peace going forward? The time for lip service is over.
While Gerry McGeough’s campaign acknowledges the support of those elected officials who are speaking out on Gerry’s behalf, we need to remind them that as elected representatives it is their duty to take the necessary steps to ensure the immediate release of Gerry, Marian and Martin and to put a final end to the British government’s continued human and civil rights abuses in the north. Progress can only be achieved when everyone is treated equally.
POSTED ON BEHALF OF : by Helen McClafferty
- Free Gerry McGeough Campaign Press Conference in Dublin: 13th June 2012. (seachranaidhe1.wordpress.com)
- McGeough/Price Press Conference: Follow up Required. (fiannaiochta.wordpress.com)
- McGeough ‘suffers pardon inequality’ (fiannaiochta.wordpress.com)
- Now is the Time to Take a Stand Against the Anti Good Friday Agreement Unionists (seachranaidhe1.wordpress.com)
- Free Gerry McGaough campain letter (seachranaidhe1.wordpress.com)