‘Timeframe for Tony Taylor parole hearing must be met’ – McCartney

Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney has said Derry prisoner Tony Taylor’s parole hearing should be held as soon as possible and within the agreed timeframe. 

The Sinn Féin Justice spokesperson was speaking after meeting with Tony Taylor in Maghaberry today.

Raymond McCartney said:

“During a visit to Maghaberry Prison today I had an opportunity to meet with Derry man Tony Taylor who is currently being wrongfully detained.

“He has now been imprisoned for over two years and to date, the British Government has consistently failed to produce any evidence which could in any way justify his continued detention.

“The Parole Commissioner has previously agreed to grant Tony a parole hearing within twelve months. This timeframe must be met and the hearing held as soon as possible.

“Tony Taylor’s continued detention is wrong and a clear violation of his human rights, he should be released immediately.” CRÍOCH/ENDS