McCartney urges supporters of human rights to attend the march for Tony Taylor

McCartney urges supporters of human rights to attend the march for Tony Taylor

Sinn Féin Foyle MLA, Raymond McCartney has called on people to attend the march and rally for Tony Taylor taking place in Derry on Sunday.

Raymond McCartney said:

tony taylor
tony taylor

“Tony Taylor was returned to prison in Maghaberry Prison at the behest of the previous British Secretary of State Theresa Villiers, without having been charged, questioned or allowed legal representation.

“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.

“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.

“I am calling on everyone who supports human rights to join the march on Sunday assembling at 2.30pm at the Brandywell Grotto.”

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