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Miscarriage of Justice


Helen McClafferty • 26 March 2007

Regardless of whether you support Sinn Fein's political strategy or you choose another path and party toward the reunification of Ireland, the bottom line is Gerry McGeough's politically motivated arrest and continued harassment and incarceration by the RUC/PSNI is a miscarriage of justice and every Irish Republican and Nationalist should help to support and free Gerry McGeough regardless of political affiliation.

McGeough's bail hearing on March 26th was postponed after the crown claimed that either Germany or America might extradite him. This claim, like Gerry's arrest, is a sham. Gerry was released by the Germans after serving several years in isolation on alleged IRA activities and then he served a sentence in the US on IRA-related charges from a quarter century ago. Gerry McGeough's incarceration is a continuation of internment by remand and a blatant act of political repression against him because of his outspoken opposition to British rule and the renamed crown constabulary.

For those of you who may not know who Gerry McGeough is, in short, he is from County Tyrone, is a prominent Irish Republican and former volunteer member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army since 1979. He spent four years in isolation in a German prison for alleged IRA activities abroad and 3 years in an American prison for gun-running. He led Sinn Fein's opposition to the referendum on the Nice Treaty in the Republic of Ireland and he was also a Sinn Fein national executive (ard-comhairle) member. He is the author of two books ``The Ambush and other Stories.'' and `Defenders', He is a graduate of Trinity College, a teacher and editor of the Hibernian Magazine "for faith and country". He is married with 3 children and was openly living in Tyrone and running for election when arrested.

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