West Tyrone Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

Omagh Council call for release of Gerry McGeough, Martin Corey and Marian Price

Published: 6 December, 2012

Omagh District Council has supported the release of Gerry McGeough, Martin Corey and Marian Price. A Sinn Féin motion was presented to, and passed, at the monthly meeting of Omagh District Council on Tuesday night and will see a letter being sent to the British Secretary of State calling for the release of the three prisoners. Omagh Council is the latest council across the Island of Ireland passing a motion in support of the three.

Speaking on the motion Sinn Féin Councillor Frankie Donnelly said:

"The decision by the British Secretary of State to revoke the licences of Marian Price and Martin Corey is unjust and a convenient form of internment. Whilst both have been granted bail they both remain imprisoned.

"Gerry McGeogh, under the terms of the Weston Park agreement, should not have been charged at all on charges related to activities over thirty years old. Former prisoners convicted for actions which took place long after those for which Gerry was charged have long since been released under the Good Friday Agreement. These three prisoners should be released immediately and the injustices challenged.

"This council motion is a further demonstration of our support for the release of these prisoners. Additionally senior Sinn Féin officials have raised this issue directly with the British Secretary of State and party delegations have visited the prisoners involved. Over the course of the armed conflict in Ireland we have witnessed many miscarriages of justice, we must ensure that such miscarriages are addressed and consigned to the dustbin of history.CRÍOCH