Cáit Trainor, spokesperson for the Release Seamus Daly Campaign hits out at withholding of information in the ongoing court proceedings arising out of the Omagh bomb prosecution.
Today 1st December 2015, once again the case against Seamus Daly was before Omagh magistrate’s court.
During proceedings defence Solicitor Peter Corrigan stated openly in the court that he believed there was a third mobile phone in the matrix of the phone analysis for the case against Seamus Daly, and that he was seeking full disclosure for this third mobile phone.
To date phone analysis has focused and disclosed information on two mobile phones only, while completely withholding even the existence of a third mobile phone.
Back in April 2015 it was revealed by Teresa Villiers, British Secretary of State to Ireland that the British Government had secret evidence on the Omagh bomb case. This was revealed as a High court bid was made to have a stop put to a public inquiry.
In October 2014 Police Ombudsman Michael Maguire published a report where he found RUC Special Branch withheld some intelligence information on the case.
Today’s revelation in Omagh Court is further proof of the reliance and wholesale use of secret evidence in Ireland by the British Government. It is further proof of the ongoing policy of internment by remand against Irish Republicans on the strength of secret evidence.
While the British government shout about human rights abuses elsewhere in the world they are committing gross acts of it in Ireland with the use of secret evidence and the promotion of secret courts.
Once again we ask all those with an interest in human rights and justice to take a stand. The use of secret courts and evidence has no place in a modern society, those who make use of such are guilty of deceit and corruption and this must be opposed by all.