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Sinn Féin raise Hannaway case with Justice Minister

25 May, 2010 - by Raymond McCartney

Sinn Féin Assembly member Raymond McCartney this afternoon met with the Justice Minister David Ford on the ongoing situation in Maghaberry prison including Liam Hannaway who is currently on hunger strike.

Speaking after the meeting Mr McCartney said:

“In recent weeks I have visited prisoners in the republican section of Maghaberry prison. I have also met with Liam Hannaway who is currently on hunger strike in a different part of the jail. All of the republican groups in the prison have made it clear that there is no threat to Liam Hannaway if he is moved back into the segregated wing.

“Liam has raised a number of other issues with us which I have raised directly with the prison administration and the Justice Minister. It is my firm view that with the necessary political will all of these issues relating to Liam Hannaway, and indeed the wider problems in Roe House can be resolved.

“Regardless of why people are being held in prison they are entitled to treated with respect and dignity. In my view that is not currently the case in Maghaberry.”

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