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British Viceroy Interning Irish Citizens

May 27, 2012

Tonight The Pensive Quill carries a letter from the Family and Friends of Brendan Hughes group expressing its concern at the internment of Marian Price and Martin Corey.

It appeared in the Irish News on 21/05/2012

A chara, Clearly, the British Secretary of State, Owen Paterson does not understand the fundamentals of Irish history. If he did, he would know that the interning of Irish citizens by British viceroys is anathema to all Irish people and he would appreciate that the introduction of internment has failed in the past and has exacerbated the political situation rather than cured it.

It is against the re-introduction of internment that we, the Family and Friends of Brendan Hughes, wish to register our support for the campaign to free the internees, Marian Price and Martin Corey.

Given that she is gravely ill, the internment of Marian Price is a particularly shameful human rights abuse, and rather than stick his head in the sand in the hope that the issue will go away, Mr Paterson would do well to take cognizance of the growing campaign for Marian’s release, a campaign that has the support of all shades of nationalist opinion, but particularly that of the SDLP. We respectfully call on all Republicans and Nationalists to attend the protest march on 27 May, from Beechmount Avenue to the Busy Bee, Andersonstown. The march starts at 2.30.

Is sinne le meas,

Terry Hughes, Paddy-Joe Rice, Gerard Hodgins

Carrie Twomey, Fra McCullagh ,Tommy Gorman

Richard O’Rawe, Danny McBrearty, Ivor Bell,


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