Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Brendan Lillis Moved

Following on from today’s visit to Maghaberry, Brendan Lillis's partner, Roisin has informed the media and supporters campaigning for his immediate release that he has now been moved from his cell. It is now early evening and the Prison Authorities have yet to inform Roisin as to the whereabouts of her partner however it has been suggested that Brendan has been taken to a hospital on the outside.

Over the past 18 months Brendan Lillis has been confined to bed suffering from arthritic condition Ankylosing Spondylitis, weighing just over 5 stone, Brendan is now believed to be in a "critical condition".

As part of this year’s Gasyard Feile, one of the largest public meetings was held earlier this week at the Gasyard centre.  The meeting itself was to highlight the going conditions within Maghaberry and the concerns of prisoners.  During the meeting calls were made to widen the campaign further than what it has been to date to take on and connect similar issues in the south as well as in England.

At the moment plans are under way to create a national solidarity march and rally in Derry on August 20th and a platform to call for the immediate release of Brendan Lillis and the growing difficulties within Maghaberry.

News on Brendan’s current situation will be added here as soon as is known.  Further details on the August 20th march and rally will also be listed, as they too become known.