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Parole Commission must act immediately on Brendan Lillis - Maskey

4 August, 2011 - by Pat Sheehan



Sinn Féin MP for West Belfast Paul Maskey has called on the Parole Commission to meet as a matter of urgency and to release  Brendan Lillis.



Speaking today Mr Maskey said:



“The Justice Minister, David Ford, despite legal advice to the contrary, has claimed  that he does not have the power to release Brendan Lillis. He says that this is the responsibility of the Parole Commission. 



“Jennifer McCann and Fra McCann, who have both visited Brendan Lillis this week state clearly that Mr Lillis’ health is deteriorating. 



“There must not to be any further delay in this case. The Parole Commission needs to meet as a matter of urgency and make the right decision on this particular case.

 

“Mr Lillis should be released immediately in order to secure the necessary care that he requires.”

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