Criminalisation – A Failed Policy Of The Past 21/09/15

Criminalisation – A Failed Policy Of The Past 21/09/15

The IRPWA have been informed today, 21st September 2015, that the Maghaberry Jail Administration have imposed 5 days on the boards on Roe 4 Republican Prisoner, Nathan Hastings.  This was at the conclusion of a so called adjudication process that the Prisoner Ombudsman has previously described as “flawed”.  His “offence” was to have refused an

Statement – Republican Prisoner singled out for forced strip search – 20/09/15

Statement – Republican Prisoner singled out for forced strip search – 20/09/15

While returning from a legal visit on Friday 18th September, a number of Republican Prisoners arrived at the search box area which is controlled by the Jail Riot Squad.  One Republican Prisoner, who is soon to be released, was actively signalled out for humiliation.  Despite having undertaken the standard search procedure, which includes a further

Statement from Republican Prisoners Roe 4 Maghaberry 11/09/15

Statement from Republican Prisoners Roe 4 Maghaberry 11/09/15

For 3 weeks Republican Political Prisoners, Roe 4, have been refusing jail meals.  This protest action was commenced because of the further enclosing of our already restrictive living space when a steel hatch to allow food and proper ventilation was closed.  The decision to further attack our limited regime was taken by Security Governors. This

Statement from Republican Prisoners Roe 4 Maghaberry 28/08/15

Statement from Republican Prisoners Roe 4 Maghaberry 28/08/15

Republican Political Prisoners, Roe 4, Maghaberry recently highlighted our refusal to accept the Jail lunchtime and evening meals as a response to the Jails refusal to allow us to use our kitchen facilities in a dignified manner. As a direct result of this protest Republican Prisoner, Dee Harkin, who suffers from diabetes, collapsed on the

IRPWA Calls For Support For Republican Prisoner’ Solidarity Camp 27/08/15

IRPWA Calls For Support For Republican Prisoner’ Solidarity Camp 27/08/15

The IRPWA are pleased to acknowledge receipt of the Anti Internment League’s official invitation to join with them and others at the 24 hour Republican Prisoner Solidarity Camp at the old Andersonstown Barracks site on Friday 28th August, beginning at 6pm. The IRPWA representatives on the Anti Internment League have been working diligently along side

Statement Roe 4 Republican Prisoners Maghaberry 23/08/15

Statement Roe 4 Republican Prisoners Maghaberry 23/08/15

Republican Political Prisoners Roe 4 have taken the decision to refuse both the jail lunchtime and evening meals until such time as the jail allows us to use our eating and kitchen facility in a humane and dignified manner. Both meals on Friday and Saturday were refused by all Roe 4 Prisoners, this included prisoners with illnesses including diabetes.

Statement from Roe 4 Republican Prisoners Maghaberry 20/08/15

Statement from Roe 4 Republican Prisoners Maghaberry 20/08/15

Republican Political Prisoners, Roe 4, wish to highlight the recent regressive and provocative actions of the Jail Administration; further tightening controlled movement and restricting our already limited space.  A small hatch which Republican Political Prisoners were using as a means of receiving food and for ventilation has been closed, further confining us to a tiny

IRPWA spokesperson Mandy Duffy challenge’s Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness to debate Prisoner Issues

IRPWA spokesperson Mandy Duffy challenge’s Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness to debate Prisoner Issues

Earlier this week Mandy Duffy spokesperson for the IRPWA was interviewed on radio free Eireann New York. During the interview Mandy discusses the Anti Internment March, Control Movement, Forced Strip Searching, The Isolation of Republican Prisoners, The Censoring of Republicans, Extreme Bail Conditions and goes on to challenge Martin McGuinness of Sinn Féin to share

Call For Mobilisation Following The Latest Attacks On Prisoners

Call For Mobilisation Following The Latest Attacks On Prisoners

The Irish Republican Prisoners Welfare Association call for a mobilisation from within our communities to highlight the ongoing torture of Republican Prisoners in Maghaberry following the most recent attacks on prisoners. Recently, with the help of others, we have successfully elevated the ongoing issues in Maghaberry onto the public arena. The response from the British

Statement from Roe 4 Republican Prisoners Maghaberry 12/08/15

Statement from Roe 4 Republican Prisoners Maghaberry 12/08/15

The Maghaberry Jail Administration has sought to further tighten the screw on Republican Political Prisoners.  In spite of its commitment to treat Republican Roe House as a single space it is now attempting to forcibly divide Republican Prisoners from each other. On 10th August 2015, Security Officer, John Moore, under the direction of Security Governors