Dublin City Council calls for release of Marian Price

At a meeting of Dublin City Council on Mon July 2, a motion was passed calling for the immediate release of Marian Price on humanitarian grounds. The motion is as follows:

That Dublin City Council calls for the release of Marian Price on health and humanitarian grounds and requests an explanation for the incarceration of Marian Price from the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Minister for Justice in Northern Ireland and First and Deputy First Ministers in Northern Ireland.

Before passing the motion, councillors discussed Marian Price’s case, noting that she had been force-fed in jail in England during the 1970s, that she had served a long sentence in England and the north before being released due to ill-health in the 1980s. The long list of names of Public Representatives at the end of the recently published letter was also read out during the debate. Marian Price was re-arrested in Belfast over a year ago and has been held in solitary confinement ever since, and is now very ill.

The motion calling for Marian Price’s release will be circulated to all councils in Ireland, and it is hoped that they will also in turn pass motions calling for her immediate release.

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Posted on July 6, 2012, in 21st century republicanism and socialism, Censorship, Democratic rights - general, Irish politics today, Prisoners - current, Provos - then and now, Public events - Ireland, Repression and resistance in the six counties today, six counties, Women in republican history, Women prisoners. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Dublin City Council calls for release of Marian Price.

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