Foyle Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney has welcomed the ‘belated’ release of Derry prisoner Tony Taylor.
The Sinn Féin Justice spokesperson commented: “News of Tony Taylor’s release today is welcome but doesn’t change the fact that he should never have been returned to prison in the first place.
“His release comes after 993 days wrongful detention, during which time the British Government consistently failed to produce any evidence which could in any way justify his incarceration.
“Tony Taylor’s return to prison was a clear violation of his human rights and Sinn Féin opposed his detention from the start and consistently campaigned and lobbied for his release.
“We welcome the fact that the right thing has now been done – albeit belatedly – and Tony can return to his family.”