|Imprisoned In Maghaberry|
Over recent weeks Republican Prisoners have noted increasing repression towards Republican Prisoners by the Jail Administration. During this time we have also witnessed the appointment of another Unionist Stormont Justice Minister, with DUP fundamentalists obtaining key positions also on the Justice Committee. Similarly, we have witnessed the appointment of a British Secretary of State with a background in security under a Thatcher style British Prime Minister.
It is against this backdrop that a new panel is being established under the Fresh Start Agreement to review the operation of the Republican Wing.
We have sufficient experience of the British State and its puppets to know that such a panel would provide a convenient cover for those seeking to continue, and indeed intensify, the oppression of Republican Prisoners and also to provide cover for those seeking to push for an end to political segregation. We would therefore like to make clear that any retrograde or regressive manoeuvres undertaken, under the cover of this panel, will be met with resistance of the utmost intensity by Republican Prisoners.
Irish women and men have a proud history of resistance in sites of British captivity those who believe that Republican Prisoners in Maghaberry differ in this regard today will find themselves sadly mistaken. We do not need to peddle rhetoric to emphasis this point, we are simply making it clear that there are no conceivable lengths to which we will not go to defend our integrity as Republican Political Prisoners.