Sinn Féin MLA for West Belfast, Fra McCann, has called for the immediate release of Brendan Lillis, currently being held in Maghaberry Prison.
Speaking today Mr McCann said:
“Brendan Lillis health condition is deteriorating on a weekly basis and he is now critically ill. Despite this and the fact that there are no charges being brought against Brendan Lillis he continues to be held in Maghaberry.
“This is totally unacceptable and he needs to be released to his family immediately.A Sinn Féin delegation met with Brendan in the prison hospital last week.
“Sinn Féin has repeatedly raised this issue with the British government directly and with the Justice Minister David Ford.
“There needs to be movement on this case as a matter of urgency. Brendan Lillis needs to be released.”