Human Rights Bodies Must Intervene in Maghaberry Lockdown

TPQ features A Statement by the President of Republican Sinn Féin, Des Dalton, on the current situation in Maghaberry Prison.

The lockdown and attacks by the prison warders on Republican prisoners in Maghaberry jail, Co Antrim marks a serious escalation of the ongoing attempts by the Stormont regime and their British masters to criminalise Republican prisoners.  

The announcement today (February 3) that visits are being cancelled, thereby cutting the men off from their families and outside communication is a sinister development and can only further raise concerns over the welfare and safety of the Republican POWs.  

The oppressive regime and isolation imposed on the Republican POWs is a gross denial of their human rights and is an attempt to deny their political legitimacy.

As a matter of urgency we are calling on independent human rights bodies such as the International Committee of the Red Cross to intervene.  

Republican Sinn Féin pledges its continued support and solidarity with the Republican prisoners and their right to full political status. 


  1. In Saudi Arabia they have radical Islamists..when they takeaway their freedom they line their pockets with gold in other to pacify them.
    The British approach is somewhat different..Coercion. It's been always thus..You think they could learn new tricks.
    Typical British cheapsake. Penny wise pound foolishness.
    Why oh why is anybody "loyal " to the Brits?
    They are just so god damn awful stupid.
    If they weren't so stupid people would be driving Austin Cars.
    Flying on DeHavilland Aircraft instead of Boeing.
    I digress.
    But you proves my point they are as thick as shyte.
    Why couldn't we have been colonized by the French or the Germans? or stayed under the Vikings.
    These brits are fecking saps.
    No respect for the to$$ers..absolutely frigging none.
    Thick as Pigshit.

  2. The British Red Cross aye they will report back to their masters and funders that all is well the flat earth dup,orange order members are showing great restraint under dissident threat...