PUBLIC MEETING ON THE ONGOING INTERNMENT OF MARIAN PRICE !

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Marian Price should be released now: MLAs

Foyle MLAs Pat Ramsey and Raymond McCartney have called once again for the immediate release of Marian Price on humanitarian grounds.

After meeting Justice Minister David Ford to discuss the issue, Sinn Fein‘s Mr McCartney said: “Marian Price should be released immediately.

“On humanitarian terms alone she should be moved to an outside hospital, never mind the fact that her continued imprisonment damages public confidence in the justice system.”

Mr McCartney said he had pressed the justice minister for the hospital transfer.

Meanwhile, Pat Ramsey met with the Secretary of State, Owen Paterson, to talk about Ms Price’s case. “In what was, at times, a heated exchange, we sought to question the Secretary of State about the rationale for the continued detention of Marian Price,” he said.

WITH MANY THANKS TO : BELFAST TELEGRAPH.

Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/marian-price-should-be-released-now-mlas-16162083.html#ixzz1vhgcWYrY

UNITED NATIONS MEDIC TO EXAMINE PRICE !!!

IMMEDIATE RELEASE & HEALTH CARE NOW

EXCLUSIVE

A DOCTOR appointed by the United Nations is to assess bomber Marian Price ( 57 ) as concerns grow for her health . In an unprecedented move, the medic will visit her in Hydebank Wood detention center, on the outskirts of South Belfast, this week in his role as special rapporteur and report back to the UN.

The West Belfast dissident republican has been held in isolation for more than a year after her life sentence licence was revoked by secretary of State Owen Paterson. She is accused of providing a mobile phone alleged to have been used to admit the 2009 murder of two soildiers at Massereene Barracks in Antrim. A second charge relating to an Easter commemoration in Derry was thrown out of court last week after the trail judge criticised Prosecution delays. Peter Corrigan of Kevin Winters & Co solicitors, who represents Price, last night welcomed UN involvement. ” There is unanimous medical opinion that Marian Price is unable to participate in any legal proceedings due to her deteriorating health so we would welcome this intervention by the UN on behalf of our client,” he said.

Pat Ramsey of the SDLP said: “While I welcome a further independent doctor’s assessment, it isn’t really required – there have already been enough medical examinations carried out that are all in agreement about her rapidly deteriorating mental health.” DUP justice spokesman Paul Given said outside intervention ” undermines the credibility of the established process” of assessing prisoners” health.

AUTHORITIES have been accused of ” failing ” veteran republivan Marian Price as it was revealed that a United Nations – appointed doctor is to visit her in prisonthis week to assess her medical condition. The doctor will attend Hydebank Wood outside South Belfast in his role as a UN special rapporteur. The 57-year -old former IRA bomber is being held in isolation in the prison’s hospital wing. SDLP Foyle assembly member Pat Ramsey last night welcomed news that the UN had taken an interest in the plight of the former IRA prisoner. ” I have to say in yhe strongest possible terms that this women should be moved to a hospital envirinment where she can receive the medication and treatment she so badly needs,” he said. ” It beggers beleif why that has not happened to date. ” The Government & the state is failing badly in the case of Marian Price.” While I welcome a further independent doctor’s assessment it isn’t really required.”There have already been enough medical examinations carried out that are all in aggreement about her rapidly deteriorating mental health”

27th MAY BEECHMOUNT AVENUE, WEST BELFAST.

The West Belfast Republican has been held for more than a year after a life sentence licence was revoked by Secretary of State Owen Patterson. Along with her sister Dolours and Gerry Kelly MLA, Price was jailed for life for the bombing of the Old Bailey in London in 1973. She was released early from prison in 1980 after being granted a Royal pardon and suffering from anorexia nervosa. Price is facing a charge in connection with providing a mobile phone alleged to have been used to admit responsibility for the murders of two British soldiers at Massereene Barracks in 2009. A second charge relating to an Easter commemoration in Derry in which a masked man read from a statement was thrown out of court last week after the trail judge criticised the prosecution for unacceptable delays.

She was granted bail after being arrested on this charge a year ago but was held in prison after her licence was revoked. The Public Prosecution Service has since indicated it intends to proceed with the case against Price and four others by indictable summons. Her case has been the subject of numerous protests by republican groups and she has been visited in prison by some nationalist politicians. Peter Corrigan of Kevin Winters & Co solicitors said any move by the PPS to charge Price again could represent ” an abuse of process”.He also welcomed UN involvement in the case. “There is unanimous medical opinion that Marian Price is unable to participate in any legal proceedings due to her deteriorating ill health so we would welcome this intervention by the UN on behalf of our client.” he said.

DUP justice spokesman Paul Givan said the only opinion that should count is that provided by the prison-appointed medical team. ” The south-eastern board provide medical treatment to all prisoners in Northern Ireland and any advice taken on board by the parole commissioners should only come from them,” he said.” To do otherwise would undermine the credibility of the current established process. ” Due to the terrorist campaign in Northern Ireland we have hundred of people currently free on licence. “To send out the message that they can involve themselves in further criminal activity and not have their licence revoked is very dangerous. “Those involved in any political campaign to have any prisoner freed regardless of who they are, should reflect carefully on that.”

ENDS, WITH MANY THANKS TO : ALLISON MORRIS, IRISH NEWS.

This is only my mere opinion and I would like to say to the Justice spokesman Paul Given ” Paul you must have a very short memory have you so quickly forgotten a case very recently concerning a Mr Brendan Lillis ??? ” The South-Eastern health board were also treating him & promised the public that he was getting the best treatment possible but that turned out to be far from the case in fact he had to be released to get PROPER MEDICAL TREATMENT ! ” Have you already forgotten this case Paul ? Here is a little reminder !

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TERROR CGARGES AGAINST FOUR REPUBLICANS TO BE “RESURRECTED” !

TERRORIST – RELATED chsrges against veteran republican Marian Price and three others will be resurrected, Nothern Ireland‘s director of public prosecutions said yesterday.

 

 
Even though the case against the four accused has been dismissed, Barra McGrory signalled his intention to press ahead by another legal route. He also insisted that papers had been ready in the case brought over events at an Easter Rising Commemortion in Derry last year. Price (57) had been accused of managing a meeting in support of a proscribed organisation.

On Thursday a judge threw out the case against her and three men due to delays in preparation of preliminary enquiry papers in the case. Price’s co-accused were released, while she remains in custody on a separate charge connected to the murders of two soldiers at Massereene Barracks in Antrim.

Mr McGrory, pictured, said: ” The papers in this case were ready to go to the defence solicitors. ” But these are very particular offences under complex terrorism legislation which require the personal concent of the director before they can proceed. ” There were specific matters that were under consideration in that regard.” He stressed that it was lawyers for one of the four defendents-beleived to be Price-had indicted they did not want the preliminary enquiry to proceed in full due to her illness.” It’s important the general public knows that the representatives of one of the accused wrote to the court and to the Public Prosecution Service and asked that the hearing be downgraded to a mention hearing only,” the director said.Vowing that the prosecution would continue, he added: ” This case will be recommenced in another way. This case will proceed-perhaps a little bit later now than would have been the case but for these events.”

SDLP Foyle MLA Pat Ramsey said Price should be immediately released and her licence reinstated. ” I have always contended that Marian Price’s incarceration was due to her political beliefs, and her arrest following an Easter Commemoration when the secretary of state revoked her license the day before, always give rise to a suspicion that there were shadowy motives for her detention – I still contend that,” he said. ” I am glad that today the curtain has fallen, and while there are other charges outstanding, I am calling on the Secretary Of State to reinstate Marian Prices licence and release her from Hydebank Wood while she prepares to answer these,” he said.

WITH MANY THANKS TO : IRISH NEWS.

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NEW LEGAL BID BEING PREPARED TO GET RELEASE FOR 57 – YEAR – OLD MARIAN PRICE !

A LAWYER for Marian Price last night said a new legal bid was being prepared to free her. Kevin Winters claimed the case against her over the Derry parade was ” a central plank ” in the decision to revoke her life licence. ” One year later we are told today that the charge has been withdrawn,” he said.
 

    
” This raises serious doubts on the credibility of the reasons to revoke her licence, and we intend to revisit this through the courts. ” The timing of this is significant given Marians deteriorating health.”
SDLP assembly member Pat Ramsey also said that as the Derry case was the ” trigger” for Price to be sent back to Prison, she should now be released from Hydebank Wood detention centre to a hospital fo treatment.” We believe that Marian Price is being held unjustifiably,” he said. ” It is clear she is both physically and mentally unwell. ” The women is almost 60 – years – old and is of no threat to anyone.”
Carl Reilly of Republican Network For Unity said she should be released immediately. ” The fact that Marian was unable to even attend court due to ill health shows that she is no threat to anyone.”
Gary Donnelly of the 32 County Sovereignty Movement also said there was now no reason for her continued detention.
Sinn Fein assembly member Jennifer McCann said the ” Continuing imprisonment of Marian Price is unacceptable”.
” Yet again Marian Price was deemed too unwell to appear in court, ” she said. ” It is obvious she is a threat to no-one and continuing to keep her in Prison is wrong.
 
 
WITH MANY THANKS TO : THE IRISH NEWS.
 
 
 

Statement by Éamon Ó’Cuiv TD (Fianna Fáil) Regarding Gerry McGeough

There is great pleasure to be here today as International Chairperson of the Campaign to Free GerryMcGeough and to support his release. There are many people supporting Gerry case, politicians on both sides of the border, clergy and many others.


In Gerry’s case, we are talking about an incident 31 years ago and someone who is fully supportive of the peace process. When I was dealing with the prisoners in the nineties I believed the prisoners question was central to the process. I believe it is equally important today. I want to give special recognition for the efforts of MLA Pat Ramsey (SDLP) on behalf of all republican prisoners in Northern Ireland. I would like to thank the committee for their support and for all the work they have done. I have been to visit Gerry twice in prison and I intend to continue my visits until his release.

As some of you may be aware, I worked on prisoner issues in the 90s in relation to the Peace Process and I believe that the resolution of the prisoner issue at the time was a critical factor of the Peace Process.
I would like to commiserate with all those who suffered or were injured during the troubles. To the families of those who died also my commiserations. The whole basis of the Peace Process was to build a new future by agreement where violence would be no more. This has to a large extent been the result of the process, so much so, that we now take peace for granted. It was also a central part of the process that the past could not be undone and that issues such as the prisoner issue, future convictions etc. had to be dealt with. As you all know part of the Peace Process was the release of all of the Prisoners once they had served two years or more.

What is not as well known is that part of the Weston Park Agreement signed in 2001 between the British and Irish Governments dealt with the issue of further convictions in paragraph 20 where it says
“Both Governments also recognise that there is an issue to be addressed, with the completion of the early release scheme, about supporters of organisations now on cease fire against whom there are outstanding prosecutions, and in some cases extradition proceedings, for offences committed before 10 April 1998. Such people would, if convicted, stand to benefit from the early release scheme. The Government accept that it would be a natural development of the scheme for such prosecutions not to be pursued and will as soon as possible,and in any event before the end of the year, take such steps as are necessary in their jurisdictions to resolve this difficulty so that those concerned are not prosecuted”.
Unfortunately this legislation was never passed in Westminster and the matter has been left in abeyance.
However I believe that the agreement should still be implemented.

In the case of Gerry McGeough we are talking about an event that happened in 1981 – thirty one years ago.
About a man who has always supported the Peace Process.
A man that returned to Ireland went to TCD and has lived and worked peacefully since.
A man who has lived in Tyrone for seven years and participated openly in politics to the point of contesting an election there after which he was arrested.
A man who has been active in and an office holder in the AOH
A man that people of a wide range of political backgrounds have testified to his commitment to peace.
All we are asking for here today if for the Weston Park agreement to be acted on and for Gerry to be released immediately. We believe it is in the power of the British Authorities to do this.
In this way instead of creating a distrust of politics and destabilising the Peace Process we will strengthen it and show all of our young people that the way forward is peace and justice and honour.
I am delighted that Gerry’s daughter Una is here with us today and I want to endorse what she had to say regarding her father’s health and the effect of his incarceration on his family.

POSTED ON BEHALF OF :  Damian Herron, & posted toHelen McClafferty.

PUBLIC MEETING REGARDING THE ONGOING INTERNMENT OF MARIAN PRICE ( ALL ARE WELCOME ) !

A PUBLIC MEETING ON THE ONGOING TORTURE OF MARIAN PRICE

A PUBLIC MEETING ON THE ONGOING TORTURE OF MARIAN PRICE

 
 
Thursday, 8 March 2012

POSTED ON BEHALF OF : Public event · By Brenda Downes and Martine Jackson

A PUBLIC MEETING ON THE ONGOING TORTURE OF MARIAN PRICE

The date for this public meeting is also ”International Women’s Day” Please make the effort to attend ..

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