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Sinn Féin reiterates call for Brendan Lillis’ release.

26 July, 2011 - by Jennifer McCann

Sinn Féin MLA for West Belfast Jennifer McCann has again reiterated the call for the immediate release of Brendan Lillis on humanitarian grounds. Speaking following the decision by the Life Sentence Review Commission not to allow his release Ms McCann said:

“The decision by the Life Sentence Review Commission not to release Brendan Lillis is the wrong decision. This man is seriously ill, too ill indeed to stand trial. How can someone be a danger to the public when they are unfit to attend a court? There are strong concerns that the Commission will not meet again until late August to discuss Brendan Lillis’ medical condition.

“I will be meeting with the Justice Minister, David Ford tomorrow to discuss the ongoing situation in Maghaberry and I will be raising this case and pressing on David Forde the need for Brendan Lillis’ immediate release.

“The continued imprisonment of Brendan Lillis does not serve the public interest and he should be released now on humanitarian grounds.”

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