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Great injustice in Lurgan man’s continued imprisonment - McCann

16 October, 2013 - by Jennifer McCann


Sinn Féin MLA Jennifer McCann said the continued imprisonment of Martin Corey is an affront to his human rights and natural justice.

The West Belfast MLA was speaking after she along with party colleague Rosie McCorely met with British Secretary of State Teresa Villiers concerning the Lurgan man’s continued imprisonment.

Jennifer McCann said:

“Martin Corey is now in prison for three and a half years without having been charged, questioned or his legal representatives shown the alleged evidence that is against him.

“His latest parole hearing has been postponed yet again. Martin Corey has had no parole hearing since 2011. His continued imprisonment is unacceptable and an affront to his human rights and natural justice.

“I will be meeting with Justice Minister David Ford in the coming weeks to press him to bring this injustice to an end. The British Secretary of State was of no help whatsoever and attempted to wash her hands of the case.

“If there is evidence to show that Martin Corey is a risk to the public it should be put before him and his legal team so that it can be challenged. Natural justice is being denied to this man and it needs to end.”

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