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Sinn Féin MLAs meet Justice Minister over Lurgan man’s continued imprisonment

6 November, 2013 - by Jennifer McCann

Sinn Féin MLA Jennifer McCann said the continued imprisonment of Lurgan man Martin Corry for over three and a half years is a breach of his human and legal rights.

The West Belfast MLA was speaking after along with other party colleagues she met the Justice Minister David Ford concerning the case. Martin Corey’s long awaited appearance before the Parole Commission is due to take place on Monday:

Jennifer McCann said:

“In over three and a half years that Martin Corey has been imprisoned not once has he been questioned by the police or his legal representatives shown the alleged evidence against him.

“Martin Corey was released on bail but the British Secretary of State interfered and had the Lurgan man rearrested. This is a violation of Martin Corey’s basic human rights and his continued imprisonment is an affront to natural justice.

“Along with MLAs Raymond McCartney, Rosie McCorley and John O’Dowd we met the British Secretary of State Teresa Villiers over Martin’s Corey’s continued imprisonment.

“It is well past the time that this man be released and this injustice ended. He, like everyone else, should be entitled to due process under the law and anything less is a breach of his human and legal rights.”

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