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Prison Segregation
September 2003

The Republican Prisoners Support Network is an independent, non-aligned group of former Republican prisoners, relatives and concerned individuals who campaign for the immediate segregation of Republican prisoners, both sentenced and on remand.

We welcome the Steele Review's recommendation of full segregation/separation of Republican and Loyalist prisoners within Maghaberry, but back the prisoners prolongation of dirty protest until segregation is effectively implemented. We fully understand that the prisoners do not want to allow themselves to be betrayed by the British government like the 1980 hunger strikers were.

The Republican Prisoners Support Network is well aware that segregation will not mean the end of the prison issue. We are already worried by the fact that the Northern Ireland Prison Service has warned prisoners in a letter that their conditions of detention would deteriorate in segregated wings.

We will be monitoring the prisoners' plight closely. The battle for political status goes on.

For the Republican Prisoners Support Network,

Leo MARTIN (chairman)
Eddie DUFFY (vice-chairman)
Liam O RUAIRC (press officer)





















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16 September 2003


Other Articles From This Issue:


In The Shadow of Fear
Anthony McIntyre


Derry's Disappeared
Deaglán Ó Donghaile


Bangers on the Blanket?
Kathleen O Halloran


Dialectics of Terror
M Shaid Alam


Prison Segregation
Republican Prisoners Support Network


Letter to the Chief Constable
British Irish Rights Watch


A Jackboot on my Presscard
Anthony McIntyre


The Letters Page has been updated.


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Seconds Out for Round Thirteen
Eamon Sweeney


UN Report on Human Development
Liam O Ruairc


No Sign Yet of an End to the Cold War
Anthony McIntyre


West Belfast - The Politics of Childhood
Davy Carlin


Review of Eoin O'Broin's Matxinada
Douglas Hamilton


Help Renew the Republican Dream
Gerry Ruddy


Three Meeting Announcements
Belfast & Dublin




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