Statement by Republican Sinn Féin on the arrest of Gabriel Mackle.Gabriel Mackle, who was released from Maghaberry prison in August, was tonight (November 9) arrested at his Armagh home by the RUC/PSNI.
They were acting on an order from the British Secretary of State for the Six Counties revoking Gabriel’s licence.
This is effectively internment and is based solely on Gabriel Mackle’s political beliefs. He is at present being held in Banbridge RUC/PSNI barracks and will be brought to Maghaberry prison in the morning.
Gabriel Mackle is being interned for no other reason than his adherence to his Republican beliefs. The British Government are once more using internment to silence opposition to their continued occupation and partition of Ireland.
Republican Sinn Féin calls for the immediate release of political internee Gabriel Mackle.