Great tor see Gerry McGeough home to is family.

POSTED ON BEHALF OF :  Cheiltigh OG Banrion Belle

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Sant Feliu de Llobregat Catalunya i tots els suports de la llibertat de Gerry McGeough

Sant Feliu de Llobregat

Catalunya

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suports

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llibertat de

Gerry McGeough

POSTED ON BEHALF OF :  Damian Herron

Charges Preferred Against The RUC After So Many Years Would Be An Abuse Of Process But Not So In The Case Of Gerry McGeough.

Libertad para Gerry

Gerry McGeough was charged and convicted in an British Diplock court of having allegedly shot and wounded a UDR soldier in 1981. That same year on July 9th 1981, Nora McCabe was murdered after being hit by a plastic bullet fired by the RUC. When Nora’s family applied for charges to be brought against the RUC officers involved in her murder and who then committed perjury in the follow-up investigation, Crown Judge Coghli denied d the application stating that too much time had passed and any charges preferred after so many years would be an abuse of process and dismissed. However, when Gerry McGeough’s case was brought before Crown Judge Coghlin, he began by first excluding from court representatives from the British-Irish Rights Watch and the Committee for the Administration of Justice and then proceeded to apply a different set of rules to the case of Gerry McGeough.

Have the DUP ever questioned this decision or called for those RUC officers to be prosecuted? The DUP should consider raising a motion on these issues and then lead the call for justice and equality by insisting that members of the UDR, RUC and British Army are immediately investigated and prosecuted and when found guilty of ‘historic’ offences perpetrated prior to the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998, they should serve their sentences with the possibility of applying for early release after two years under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement.

POSTED ON BEHALF OF : Damian Herron Damian Herron

 

When They Came For Gerry McGeough They Had The “Expertise Free and Available…”The Resources Required”.

Libertad para Gerry

A new investigation is launched into the Enniskillen bomb 25 years ago and Arlene Foster states “As has been demonstrated with Gerry McGeough…decades after the event, there is always time for justice”.

Will she now speak out and fully support prosecutions into the murder of innocent civilians on Bloody Sunday by British Para’s, despite Tory MP Patrick Mercer stating it was “yet another long, expensive and painful wild goose chase” and Matt Baggot stating “there is not the expertise free and available to undertake an investigation of this size…resources required…are just not available at this moment”.

Will she call for British soldiers to be prosecuted for the murder of innocent civilians in Ballymurphy?

Does she intend now to call for an investigation into the murder of Nora McCabe in 1981 by the RUC despite the fact that British Judge Coghlin refused an application by the McCabe family for charges to be brought because too much time had passed and any charges preferred after so many years would be an abuse of process and dismissed.

When they came for Gerry McGeough, a police force that could not locate his whereabouts for several years quickly found the “expertise free and available” to drag him before an English Diplock court and the “resources required” became available, despite one of the lengthiest Diplock trials ever held.

Hypocrisy at its best.

POSTED ON BEHALF OF : Damian Herron Damian Herron

Campaign Reply To Theresa Villiers Stating “Given The Ongoing Legal Process It Would Not Be Appropriate For Me To Meet With You”

Gerry McGeough's wife,mother and childrenLibertad para Gerry

Thank you for your letter dated 3rd November 2012.

In your letter you raise the point that due to the on-going legal proceedings surrounding the case of Gerry McGeough, it would not be appropriate for you to meet and discuss his case.

Mr McGeough’s case has most recently been discussed very publicly on 5th November 2012 in the Stormont Assembly.

It has also been discussed at a press conference on Thursday 5th April 2012.

A petition calling for the release of Gerry McGeough was publicly presented to your predecessor Mr Owen Paterson via the NIO by an SDLP delegation that included their party leader Dr Alasdair McDonnell MP/MLA on Monday 21st May 2012.

A second press conference to discuss Mr McGeough’s case was held on Wednesday 13th June 2012.

On 4th October 2012, Sinn Féin began the process of bringing forward a motion to each council area calling for the release of Mr McGeough.

A motion calling for the release of Mr McGeough was passed unanimously on 25th October 2012 by the twenty-one councillors representing the four political parties in the city of Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Catalonia. This motion is now being brought before the European Parliament.

On 20th November 2012 Mr McGeough’s case will be discussed openly at a public meeting in Westminster that will include Fianna Fáil TD Mr Éamon Ó Cuiv and Labour MP for Hayes and Harlington Mr John McDonnell.

Mr McGeough’s case has also received extensive coverage by local, national and worldwide media.

Despite the on-going legal process, the DUP have been very public in their repeated attempts to sway public opinion against the early release of Mr McGeough under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement 1998.

Under these circumstances, I believe it would be appropriate if you could accept my request for a private meeting

POSTED ON BEHALF OF : Damian Herron Damian Herron