Support anti-extradition protest, Newry, 1pm, Saturday, November 11

No automatic alt text available.Saoradh in Ard Mhacha is organising an anti-extradition protest on November 11 in Newry.

The protest will take place at Newry courthouse, a long-standing symbol of British oppression in the border town.

Commenting ahead of the protest local Saoradh activist Clíodhna McCool said, “There are currently three Irish Republicans facing extradition from the Free State to the 6 counties.

“If this goes ahead they will be sent to Maghaberry prison where they will suffer horrific conditions including forced strip searches.

“Republican Prisoners in Maghaberry have been struggling for years against these degrading and humiliating strip searches. They amount to violation and are viewed by many as a form of sexual abuse. The fact that the technology exists to do away with these vile acts is evident that the prison administration only use it as a means of control and to abuse the humanrights of prisoners. For the Free State Government to even contemplate sending anyone to Maghaberry to endure such torture is abhorrent.

“The extradition of republicans in the 1980s and 1990s was wrong and the extradition of republicans today is equally wrong.

“The case of Damien McLaughlin will be heard later this month and we will be holding this protest at Newry courthouse to show solidarity with Damien and all those facing extradition. . .

“Don’t hand them over, don’t play England’s game.”

Bigi Linn.

Posted on October 31, 2017, in 21st century republicanism and socialism, British state repression (general), Democratic rights - general, Irish politics today, Prisoners - current, Repression and resistance in 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, Repression and resistance in the six counties today, Repression in 26-county state, Saoradh, six counties, twenty-six counties. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Support anti-extradition protest, Newry, 1pm, Saturday, November 11.

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