Derry delegation to visit Tony Taylor on Friday

A delegation from Derry is to visit Tony Taylor in Maghaberry Jail on Friday its follows a request from his campaign for a visit from a cross party delegation from the city to take place.

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Part of the delegation will be the Mayor of Derry and Strabane Maolíosa McHugh ,MEP Martina Anderson ,MP Elisha McCallion and Raymond McCartney MLA

Speaking ahead of the visit Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney said “The delegation will be visiting Tony in Maghaberry prison on Friday.

“Sinn Féin has consistently stated that if evidence exists to show that Tony Taylor is a risk to the public it should be put before him and his legal team in open court so this can be challenged.raymond mccartney

“His continued detention is a violation of fundamental human rights and subversion of due process. It is a form of legalised interment by remand and a denial of natural justice.

“Sinn Féin representatives have continuously raised this matter with the British Secretary of State and most recently, Elisha McCallion MP raised the matter with the British Prime Minister, Theresa May.