Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Republicans accuse MI5 of being behind PSNI/RUC threats.
Two members of the 32 County Sovereignty Movement in Belfast have accused the British security services of being behind threats they received from the PSNI/RUC indicating that ‘Criminal Elements’ were going to take some form of action against them.
The men, from North and East Belfast told the 32 County Sovereignty Movement that while the threats were worrying, they believed that they were either emanating from within MI5 or being pushed by them through their agents in the Criminal underworld in order to pressurise Republicans to cease carrying out the work they have being doing within the Republican community on issues such as anti social behaviour, underage drinking, poverty and the drugs scourge.
One of the men, who did not want to be identified stated “ I believe that these are attempts to force us to go home and close the doors and to stop us from our work as Republicans in the community, they will not work. As Republicans we are always under threat from somebody whether that be Loyalists, criminal gangs or indeed the biggest criminals of all, the forces of the British occupation in Ireland which is who we believe are behind these threats”
The 32 County Sovereignty Movement advise all Republicans to be vigilant in light of these threats and the threats last week against a member in North Armagh.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
The Irish Republican Prisoners Welfare Association (IRPWA)welcome the latest development in the Aidan Hulme campaign whereby the Prison Governor in Portlaoise Gaol has agreed with the prisoners and Aidan that the OC and Adjutant will be allowed access to accompany Aidan when he is visited by a doctor or when visited by the Governor.
Staff from the hospital will now visit Aidan to clean the infected areas of his foot and renew dressings to prevent further spread of infection.
An assurance is also given that Aidan will have a consultant assessment before the end of the month and an agreed care plan is being implemented and developed. This will allow for a proper consultant led care management package.
This positive and jointly agreed approach to Aidan’s welfare will ensure early intervention in the event of deterioration and will allow for continuous monitoring of his condition.
The negative effects of the medication will also be closely monitored and with Aidan’s agreement can be reduced depending on his individual needs at any given time.
The IRPWA on behalf of the POW’s would like at this time to thank most sincerely the many people who moved to support Aidan in his time of need and to those who sent greetings.
We would like to extend this thanks to other republican organisations who pledged their support and advice to ensure that Aidan received immediate professional intervention.
Aidan is indeed most grateful for all the support he has received and extends his heartfelt appreciation to everyone involved.