Between 40 and 50 political activists took part in a Free Dessie O’Hare whiteline protest today on the main Derry-Donegal border crossing at Bridgend.
People travelled from North Derry, Tyrone and Dublin in support of the call to have Dessie O’Hare released.
Members of the Free John Brady Campaign also participated in the protest and leaflets were handed out giving the background to both campaigns.
The Free Dessie O’Hare Campaign issued thanks to everyone who took part and to turn out in greater numbers at the next event. Date to by issued soon.
Free Dessie O’Hare Campaign
Members of the Free Dessie O’Hare Campaign today held a very successful protest along the main border crossing between Derry and Donegal at Bridgend. Up to fifty activists were joined by members of the Free John Brady Campaign and leaflets were handed out highlighting both men’s current cases of injustice.
Armagh Republican Dessie O’Hare has been in prison since 1988. He was sentenced to 40 years in jail for a non-capital offence. The Free Dessie O’Hare Campaign remains confident and are increasing our campaigning efforts for the immediate release of Dessie O’Hare. To date Dessie O’Hare has spent over 17 years in Portlaoise and Castlerea gaols however under strand three of the ’Belfast Agreement’ its states that, all prisoners whose organisations are on ceasefire will benefit from the early release scheme.
Dessie O’Hare is a recognised Irish National Liberation Army political prisoner of war. Therefore, as the INLA is an organisation which is currently on ceasefire, Dessie O’Hare must benefit from this early release scheme just as others have. The Irish government has already declared Dessie a qualifying prisoner yet they refuse to free him. The Campaign calls on Free State Minister of Justice Michael McDowell to immediately free Dessie O’Hare from his illegal incarceration.
The Free Dessie O’Hare Campaign ask all those concerned with justice both nationally and internationally to help assist Dessie O’Hare to obtain his right to freedom.
Support Dessie ! Write letters of protest demanding justice for Dessie O’Hare under strand three of the ’Belfast Agreement’
Irish Justice Minister, 72-76, St. Stephens Green, Dublin 2, Ireland. email : email@example.com
For more info and solidarity email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Online : http://www.irsm.org/irsp/free_dessie/
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