West Tyrone Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

Sinn Fein support McGeough release call

Published: 10 December, 2012

Local Sinn Féin Councillor Sean Clarke has supported the call for the release of Gerry McGeough, who is currently imprisoned in Maghaberry jail. Councillor Clarkes comments come as Mr McGeough's family launched a campaign seeking his release for Christmas.

Speaking on the issue councillor Clarke said:

"Sinn Féin have made our position clear in relation to Gerry McGeogh, Martin Corey and Marian Price. We believe that what is happening to the three individuals is an abuse of the legal process and all three should be released immediately.

"In line with this we support the call by Gerry McGeoghs family to have him released for Christmas to spend with his family. We believe he shouldn't be in Jail in the first place. As well as several of our MLAs visiting the prisoners in Maghaberry many times over the course of the past two years we have stated publicly and on numerous occasions to both the London and Dublin Governments that Gerry McGeough should never have been in prison

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