EASTER LILLIES A MAGHABERRY. POWS SEGREGATI 24 ORE SU 24
Roe 4 POWs on 24 hour lockup since Easter Saturday (IRPWA)
It has been brought to the attention of the IRPWA that POWs on Roe 4 in Maghaberry have been placed on 24 hour lock up since Saturday 7th April.
It appears that the sectarian regime in control within Maghaberry gaol are adopting this as a punitive measure in response to the wearing of Easter lilies by the POWs.
Lilies will be worn by the POWs until 12am on the 11th April.
The IRPWA condemn the defacto punishment adopted by this outdated regime which proves,if proof were necessary, that parity of esteem is non existent in either the British gaol or the British statelet and the remembrance of Irish patriot dead will not be tolerated by either.
Statement from the Family & Friends of Republican Prisoners Maghaberry. 10th April 2012
“Family & Friends of Republican Prisoners Maghaberry strongly condemn the decision by Maghaberry prison to put Republican prisoners on 24 hour lock up for refusing to remove the Easter Lily.
Republican Prisoners were put on 24 hour lock-up on Saturday 7th April, visits were refused on Easter Sunday and the prisoners have lost their one hour access to the exercise yard and their five minute phone call, leaving family members concerned at the loss of contact.
Once again,Republican prisoners have been punished for wearing Ireland’s traditional symbol of remembrance. However, no punishment by Maghaberry will deter them from honouring those who died in pursuit of Irish freedom.
We are reminded once again of the sectarian regime adopted by Maghaberry prison, a regime that punishes Republican prisoners for being Republicans.
Mandy Duffy PRO
Family & Friends of Republican Prisoners Maghaberry