GARY DONNELLY IN SCIOPERO DELLA FAME
White line protest a Derry a sostegno di Gary Donnelly. Le accuse del 32 CSM
Il 32 County Sovereignty Movement, ha organizzato una ‘white line protest’ a Derry ed ha emesso un comunicato a sostegno di Gary Donnelly, suo membro di spicco, attualmente detenuto presso il carcere di Maghaberry.
Il repubblicano sta scontando una condanna di 7 mesi dopo aver perso il ricorso in appello contro la sentenza per l’aggressione di un agente di polizia avvenuto nel 2007.
Donnelly è entrato in sciopero della fame venerdì 12 marzo alle ore 18, dopo la decisione delle autorità carcerarie di trasferire il prigioniero dall’ala repubblicana, all’ala destinata ai criminali e rei di abusi sessuali. Il trasferimento sarebbe stato giustificato da una ‘falsa minaccia di morte’ a nome del Real IRA.
E’ stato rivelato che un parroco si è recato presso le autorità penitenziarie con un messaggio che nega il fatto che l’uomo di Creggan sia sotto minaccia della Real IRA.
Il 32CSM, notoriamente braccio politico della RIRA, ha colto anche l’occasione per denunciare le sempre più numerose intimidazioni rivolte contro personaggi del movimento repubblicano e loro familiari, nel tentativo di convincerli a diventare informatori.
Non mancano altresì le accuse di ‘impotenza’ di coloro che, come recita il comunicato, si definiscono ‘ministri irlandesi’ a Stormont contro la politica di vittimizzazione degli attivisti e dei prigionieri repubblicani.
Gallery fotografia della manifestazione
|White line protest in supporto di Gary Donnelly|
Maghaberry Prison Protest
32 County Sovereignty Movement
Once again the veneer of normalisation is shattered by London’s policy of criminalisation against republicans. As much as such a policy victimises republican activists and republican prisoners it also highlights the utter impotence of those claiming to be ‘Irish Ministers’ in Stormont. The British Government is now utilising the entire spectrum of its criminal justice system in Ireland in its dirty war against Irish separatists irrespective of devolution. The police, judiciary and prison authorities are at one in the implementation of this policy.
There has been a concerted effort in recent times to smear individual republicans as agents and informers to ferment mistrust and division within republican ranks. Coupled with this have been bogus RUC/PSNI claims of death threats against named individuals purportedly from republican organisations. These are not random or localised occurrences but form part of a centrally controlled strategy. Undoubtedly the spectre of republican unity prompted this strategy at this time.
32CSM activist Gary Donnelly was recently imprisoned after being assaulted by members of the RUC/PSNI in Derry. Shortly into his incarceration Gary was placed on ‘lockdown’ and removed from the republican wing on the spurious grounds that his life was ‘under threat from the Real IRA’. He was placed in a wing housing criminal and sex offenders. As a consequence of this action Gary has refused food pending his return to the republican wing.
This development marks a deliberate intrusion of this dirty war strategy into the prison system. Like all previous attempts to do so it will fail in the face of determined republican resistance both within and without of that system. We call on all republicans to see through this nefarious British tactic and act in unison against it. Criminalisation is directed against all republicans and ostensibly what republicans struggle for. To those who chose to become part of the British establishment under the delusional belief that such an act could remove that establishment from Ireland you now face another choice, your British paymasters expect no less from you.
Gary Donnelly on hunger strike (Derry Journal)
Leading Derry dissident republican Gary Donnelly is currently on hunger strike in Maghaberry prison.
Donnelly, a prominent member of the 32 County Sovereignty Movement (32CSM), began his protest fast on Friday after he was moved from the republican wing in the jail to an isolation unit after receiving a death threat, reportedly from the Real IRA.
Two weeks ago, the Derry republican was sentenced to seven months’ imprisonment after losing his appeal after being convicted of assaulting a police officer.
He was moved onto the republican wing in the jail last Wednesday but was told by prison staff that the Real IRA had issued a death threat against him. His supporters say he refused to leaving the republican landing, insisting he was not under threat from any republican group. He began his hunger strike at 6pm on Friday after the decision was made to remove him from the republican landing.
It is understood that a priest visited the prison authorities on Friday night with a message stating that the Creggan man was not under threat from the Real IRA.
However on Saturday morning he was removed from the republican wing by riot police. His supporters have also claimed that he was strip searched five times since entering the prison just over a week ago.
A spokesperson for the 32CSM said a protest will be held today at Free Derry Corner at 2pm in support of Donnelly.
“32CSM activist Gary Donnelly was recently imprisoned after being assaulted by a member of the PSNI/RUC in Derry. Shortly after his incarceration Gary was placed on ‘lockdown’ and removed from the republican wing on the spurious grounds that his life was ‘under threat from the Real IRA’. He was then placed in an isolation wing. As a consequence of this action, Gary has refused food pending his return to the republican wing,” he said.
The spokesperson also said there is “no foundation” to the threat against the Derry dissident and to recent threats, reportedly from the Real IRA, issued to a number of individuals, including Sinn Féin press officer, Dale Moore.
A protest vigil is also planned for outside Maghaberry prison on Sunday evening.