éirígí general secretary Breandán Mac Cionnaith has condemned the arrest on Friday [April 16] of former republican political prisoner Martin Corey from Lurgan and the revoking of his license by the British secretary of state.
Mac Cionnaith said: “The arrest and re-imprisonment of Martin Corey amounts to nothing less than internment by the back door. Almost 18 years after his release from Long Kesh in 1992, Martin has been put under arbitrary arrest and imprisoned without charge and without trial.
“Martin Corey is a very well-known, respected and industrious member of the community in Lurgan. His arrest and imprisonment without any charges or so-called evidence having been preferred against him demonstrates the shallowness of the devolution of justice powers to the Six County administration.
“This is nothing less than an outright example of political policing and political imprisonment.”
Mac Cionnaith concluded: “All those who believe in justice and who seek to uphold civil and human rights should join in the demand for Martin’s immediate release.”