Quote…A phone call was recieved from DessieHamill on friday 31/08/2012 in which he gave an update on how they are:
“All four lads are still on full hunger strike, our spirits are still high in the hope of a resolution and gainning access to the Republican landing. We dont have much access to each other as the threat on our lives remain from the LVF, so we dont leave our cells except for visits
and phone calls. We may have short conversation when passing each other. Tommy was weighed by the doctor and he has lost 23lbs in 2 weeks”. A short coversations continues and as the phone goes dead he says “keep the flames lit lads”. These are the words of an Irish Republican on his 17 day of hunger strike.
The road to freedom is paved with suffering, hardships and torture; carry on my gallant and brave comrades until that certain day. Tom Williams
We the family, friends and members of The Irish Republican Prisoners Committee are calling on all Republicans to support these men, regardless of personal opinion or agenda. These men are at the mercy of the British, it is your duty as Irish Republicans, to bring attention to their plight. They were incarcerated on charges of a political nature and as such have earned the right to be classed as Republican POWs. We will keep you updated on any further news and dates of protests if this matter is not resolved.
Thank you all for your support ….. “victory to the POWs”
POSTED ON BEHALF OF : Magilligan Ex Pows
- Four Irish Republican prisoners continue to hunger strike in Maghaberry prison for the right to be housed on a Republican landing (fiannaiochta.wordpress.com)
- The following is a copy of my email to The United Nations Human Rights Watch re: the Hunger Strike in magHaberry. (fiannaiochta.wordpress.com)
- 2012 Maghaberry Protest Fast – LETTER TO PRINT MEDIA (fiannaiochta.wordpress.com)