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Sinn Féin demand release of Martin Corey

1 December, 2010 - by John O'Dowd

Sinn Féin MLA John O’ Dowd has called on the British Government to release from Prison , Lurgan man, Martin Corey. Mr Corey was arrested at his Lurgan home on, Friday April 16th  2010, and brought to Maghaberry prison on the instruction of the British Secretary of State, without any charges being brought against him. Mr Corey has now remained in custody for 7 months without charge.

Mr O’Dowd said:

“The detention of any citizen without charge is totally unacceptable. If evidence exists of wrong doing against anyone then the proper course of action is to present that evidence in a court of law.

“A Court hearing allows a defendant to challenge the evidence in an open court and for due process to decide the fete of the defendant, not the British Secretary of State.

“No charges have been brought against Mr Corey and he has now spent 7 months in detention on the word of the British Sectary of sate. His continued detention is totally unacceptable and I am calling for his immediate release.ENDS

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