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Sinn Féin welcome release of Martin Corey- McMahon

Published: 16 January, 2014

Brian Mcmahon

Brian Mcmahon

Sinn Féin Councillor Brian McMahon has welcomed the release of Martin Corey.

Speaking today Mr McMahon said:

"It is almost four years since the arrest and detention of Martin Corey. At no time was he questioned by police or was his legal team shown evidence against him.

"At no time was due process had. This was a clear abuse of Martin Corey's human rights and is an indictment on those who held him.

"Sinn Féin have consistently raised this issue and the conditions under which Martin Corey was detained.

"I spent time in Cage 10 in Long Kesh in the early 1980's with Martin Corey so know him personally; I am glad that he is now released and free to return to his family.

"There are very clear lessons which present themselves to the British government. The arrest and detention of people without any evidence being presented cannot be justified in any terms."