Ógra Shinn Féin gets Active For Prisoners’ Month
Monday, December 01, 2008
Ógra Shinn Féin will be mobilising this month (December) in solidarity with the remaining IRA POW’s, and international comrades imprisoned throughout the world.
December is traditionally Prisoners’ month, and the Republican Youth Movement will be organising events to remember the POW’s, raising awareness of their current plight and calling for their freedom.
While solidarity actions will be taking place through December, including a vigil at their National Congress, a weekend of action has been called for the 12 – 14 December, where events will take place across Ireland.
National Organiser of Ógra Shinn Féin Barry McColgan said, “We send solidarity greetings to the remaining IRA POW’s, and we call for their immediate release. It is unacceptable that over 3 years on from the leadership of Óglaigh na hÉireann calling an end to their armed campaign that IRA prisoners are still behind bars.”
“We will use Prisoners’ month to raise awareness on this issue, and we will also campaign against the vicious onslaught against the Basque youth movement Segi, and demand the release of their activists who have been brutalised and imprisoned for daring to organise and express their beliefs openly and democratically.”
“The Cuban 5, Leonard Peltier and Pól Brennan, will also be to the forefront of our minds, as we get active throughout Prisoners’ month. We would call on all republican activists and supporters to support any events in their local areas; everyone should do what they can to remember our POW’s and their families this December.”