PROCESSATO DAI MEDIA
Il Fermanagh 32 County Sovereignty Movement ha emesso un comunicato in sostegno dell’ex pow John Connolly e condanna la recente recrudescenza di indesiderate e pericolose attenzioni dei media nei suoi confronti, con particolare riferimento al Sunday World.
John Connolly condannato a 14 anni di carcere per possesso di esplosivo, è dal giorno del suo rilascio (avvenuto nel novembre del 2007) bersaglio di molestie del PSNI e di attenzioni dagli organi di informazione.
Il 32CSM sostiene che si tratta di un mero tentativo di demonizzare e di mettere alle corde l’ex prigioniero repubblicano e di indurre un’inversione di tendenza al crescente sostegno che il movimento politico sembra godere nella contea del Fermanagh, così come in altre aree del Nord. Nel comunicato non si esclude il deliberato tentativo di arrivare alla revoca della licenza di Connolly, che comporterebbe il suo ritorno in carcere.
Il 32 County Sovereignty Movement sottolinea come questi ultimi avvenimenti si vanno ad aggiungere alle dichiarazioni di Tom Elliot, Ulster Unionist Party, che pochi giorni fa ha auspicato il re-investimento dei fondi risparmiati con il ritiro del British Army, nella lotta contro i dissidenti repubblicani.
Cresce da parte del movimento repubblicano il timore che l’attuazione di tali provvedimenti possa provocare la morte di innocenti, di nazionalisti e di attivisti politici, come è avvenuto tante altre volte nella storia recente.
Unwanted media harrasment of former Fermanagh Republican POW John Connolly (32 CSM Fermanagh)
Fermanagh 32 County Sovereignty Movement would like to condemn the recent upsurge of unwanted and dangerous media attention that former Fermanagh IRA POW John Connolly has been getting from the Sunday World newspaper.
John got released from Maghaberry gaol in November 2007 after serving a 14 year sentence for possesion of a Mark 15 “Barrack Buster” Mortar bomb and having 250lbs of explosives. And since his release he has been getting constant harassment from the PSNI/RUC and also some unwanted media attention as was seen in the recent articles of the Sunday World.
Fermanagh 32csm believe this is a deliberate attempt by elements within the British security services in cohorts with the Sunday World to demonise John, and a calculated effort to try and smash the growing support that the 32csm have been getting from within the county and further afield.
We in Fermanagh 32 County Sovereignty Movement also believe that there could be a more sinister element to this which could be the every possibility of framing or setup of this man.
Maybe it is also a very deliberate attempt to have John’s license revoked and have him sent back to prison, Whatever the reasons behind this unwanted media attention being directed against John Connolly we send our full solidarity and support to this man.
All of this comes just days after Ulster Unionist MLA Tom Elliot called for savings in the British security budget for the occupied six counties should be used to fund covert units of the British Army to ‘Wipe out’ the threat from Republicans sounds suspiciously like a call for the SAS and other such units to re-engage in the practice of ‘shoot to kill’ against Republican separatists.
The calls for an additional £114 million to be allocated to the British Army units is cause for concern, particularly in the Fermanagh area where by their own admission, the RUC/PSNI have been forced of the roads and it has been revealed that covert British Army units are already established to counter the threat posed by Irish Republicans.
The 32 County Sovereignty Movement already know that the British security apparatus is already investing vast sums into the targeting and harassment of Republicans, their families and the wider Republican/Nationalist community across the six counties and calls for even more money to be made available are a tactit admission that the normalisation process is not going to plan, it is also proof, if it were needed, that Britain most certainly does have political, strategic and economic reasons for being in this part of Ireland.
And comments like those of Tom Elliot could well result in the deaths of innocent nationalists and political activists as has happened so many times in out recent history.
PRO: Fermanagh 32csm.