28 February 2006

Urgent Aidan Hulme Alert

INTERNET ALERT ISSUED BY THE OCTOBER FIFTH ASSOCIATION, [OFA] A NETWORK OF
1968 CIVIL RIGHTS VETERANS & SUPPORTERS.


Oct5th_vets68@hotmail.com
Oct5th_vets68@hotmail.co.uk
Rights.civil@googlemail.com

Issued by the OFA’s Hon. Secretary at the request of the Irish Anti-Partition League’s network – Please re-circulate To Whom It May Concern - Thanks

THE PLIGHT OF AIDAN HULME, SERIOUSLY ILL IRISH PRISONER IN HMP FULL SUTTON, YORK, ENGLAND

Our network is proud to be independent and non-sectarian. For more than three years now the OFA has been campaigning to obtain proper medical treatment for a Co. Louth man, Aidan Hume, who is serving a 20-year sentence for alleged RIRA bombings in London. In early 2003 his condition, on a face-to-face basis, was brought to the attention of Nobel Peace Prize winner, John Hume, MP, MEP, and Mark Durkan, MP, MLA, who followed Hume as the SDLP leader. Others were contacted, including the Catholic Church’s Irish Commission for Prisoners Overseas (ICPO), Irish American organisations, and the media at home and abroad. In these past few days a statement has been issued by Mitchel McLaughlin, the General Secretary of Sinn Fein on his desperate plight.

Aidan now fears that his injured leg may be amputated in England, and is calling for immediate repatriation to Ireland, to be near his family, as advised by a leading specialist who visited him in prison. The British authorities transferred all the official documentation relating to his repatriation to Dublin, in September of last year, yet there seems to be no movement whatsoever by Mr. McDowell, the Minister of Justice, or his department, in spite of several high-profile representations on behalf of this long-suffering inmate.

We know your time is valuable to you so we will keep our message short. Basically, if you are interested you can get details from STORMONT-WATCH to which we regularly post. It is easiest to access this forum of the Irish Anti-Partition League via its associate members’ website…..www.ia-pl.org

This IA-PL forum also includes a letter sent by Aidan Hulme in this past few days, as well as press reports from Daily Ireland and the Derry News.

PLEASE DO NOT LET THE INHUMANE TREATMENT CONTINUE – SHOW HUMANITARIAN CONCERN REGARDLESS OF PERSONAL POLITICAL PERSPECTIVES.

Visit Stormont-Watch NOW via www.ia-pl.org or www.voy.com/70381/

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