Derry Republican Gary Donnelly is now on his 7th day on Hungerstrike in protest at being removed from the Republican wing and put in isolation in a criminal section of Maghaberry gaol. Enemy forces have said that the reason for this is because they claim his life is under threat from fellow Republican prisoners, this ridiculous claim has been denied by Republicans. That is a ridiculous thing to suggest and is a clear attempt to criminalise Republican POWs and to cause division and suspicion among Republicans.
Gary has already lost 14Ib in weight since embarking on hungerstrike last Friday and he will continue with this protest until he is returned to the Republican wing. He is also being subjected to strip searches despite the fact that he is currently being held in isolation.
It's sad that in 2010 Republicans have to suffer this treatment and have to embark on hungerstrike and various other types of protest to demand something they thought they won in 1981. Sadly what was gained by the sacrifice of the 10 brave Volunteers in 1981 was signed away with the stroke of a pen in the 1998 GFA Treaty.
THEY ARE IN THERE FOR US AND WE'RE OUT HERE FOR THEM
A rally in support of the Derry republican will be held outside Maghaberry prison on Sunday at noon.
"NEVER WILL THEY LABEL OUR LIBERATION STRUGGLE AS CRIMINAL"
Óglach Bobby Sands
I JUST HEARD THIS EVENING THAT GARY HAS RETURNED TO THE REPUBLICAN WING WHERE HE SHOULD RIGHTLY BEAND HAS ENDED HIS FAST