McCallion raises Tony Taylor case with British Secretary of State
Sinn Féin MP Elisha McCallion has repeated her party’s call for the immediate release of imprisoned Derry man, Tony Taylor.
Speaking after meeting with the British Secretary of State in Westminster, the Foyle MP said:
“It is now over two years from Tony Taylor’s arrest and subsequent imprisonment. I made it clear, once again to the British Secretary of State that Tony’s continued detention is wrong and is a violation of his human rights.
“Sinn Féin has consistently stated that if evidence exists to show that Tony Taylor is a risk to the public, it should be put before him and his legal team in an open court so that this can be challenged.
“Over the course of the past two years, the British government has failed to produce any evidence which could in any way justify his continued detention.
“I also took the opportunity to remind Karen Bradley of the considerable strain placed on his wife, family and parents by his continued detention. I have asked her to strongly consider the letter sent to her by Tony’s wife Lorraine and to re-visit his case a matter of urgency.
“Sinn Féin will continue to raise this matter with the British Secretary of State and will do so again until Tony Taylor is released.”