Free Tony Taylor!

_54439703_tonytaylorCathaoirleach éirígí Brian Leeson has called for the immediate release of Derry man Tony Taylor, who was re-imprisoned on the orders of the British Direct Ruler Theresa Villiers on Thursday (March 10).

Speaking from Dublin he said, “Tony Taylor is just the latest in a very long list of Irish republicans to find themselves interned without trial by the British state. It is simply unacceptable for a politician to have the power to summarily revoke an ex-prisoners license. That they can do so without publicly producing any evidence and that the accused is given no opportunity to challenge such ‘evidence’ exposes the true nature of the irreformable British ‘justice’ system in Ireland.

“Almost twenty years after the Good Friday Treaty why has a British politician, who has never received a single vote in Ireland, still got the power to arbitrarily jail an Irish citizen? Was the Good Friday Treaty not meant to bring about the end of such abuses of power.

“Instead of crying crocodile tears about Tony Taylor’s case, Sinn Fein would do better to admit they got it wrong when they decided to fully support British policing and justice in Ireland almost a decade ago. If they are truly opposed to British injustice in Ireland, then they should stop supporting and facilitating it.”

In conclusion Leeson said, “The British state should release Tony Taylor and allow him to return to his family and community without delay.”

 

 

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Posted on March 15, 2016, in 21st century republicanism and socialism, British state repression (general), Democratic rights - general, Irish politics today, Partition, Prisoners - current, Provos - then and now, Repression and resistance in the six counties today. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Indeed we have the same thing going on in the USA we have a rogue government that thinks it’s above the law! I say when your government isn’t held accountable it’s for war.

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