We vote for Justice and we call Amnesty International not to be selective in its fight for human rights.
We call Amnesty International to talk Justice Minister Ford about the release of Brendan Lillis on medical and humanitarian grounds.

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Amnesty International USA Non-profit organisation · New York, New York https://www.facebook.com/amnestyusa?ref=ts

Amnesty International Government organisation · Worlds End Creek, South Australia, Australia https://www.facebook.com/pages/Amnesty-International/30320760152?ref=ts

Amnesty International-Ireland Non-governmental organisation (NGO) · Dublin, Ireland https://www.facebook.com/amnestyinternationalireland?ref=ts

Amnesty International Belgique Non-profit organisation · Brussels, Belgium https://www.facebook.com/amnestyBE?ref=ts

Amnesty International https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2204782184&ref=ts

Amnesty International Interest https://www.facebook.com/pages/Amnesty-International/107376439296877?ref=ts

Amnesty International – Italia https://www.facebook.com/AmnestyInternationalItalia

Amnesty International UK Non-profit organisation https://www.facebook.com/AmnestyUK

Amnesty International Northern Ireland
Non-profit organisation · Belfast, United Kingdom
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Amnesty-International-Northern-Ireland/109850892443666?sk=wall

Photo: Justice Minister David Ford of Northern Ireland, participating to the Human Rights campaign ‘I vote for Justice’ of Amnesty International Northern Ireland.

– Friends of Brendan Lillis: https://www.facebook.com/group​s/Friends.Of.Brendan.Lillis/
– Roisin Lynch speaking for the release of her partner Brendan Lillis: http://youtu.be/lrVDu_fnKtE

In a human rights campaign of Amnesty International, Justice Minister Ford of Northern Ireland (Alliance Party) ‘voted for Justice’…
Is this a justice whereby he let die a very sick man as Brendan Lillis in prison because he don’t want that this man dies at home ?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/a​mnestyni/5431047906/in/set-721​57626011181898/


David Ford Alliance Party MLA for South Antrim
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David Votes for Justice for Victims of Trafficking and Institutional Child Abuse in Northern Ireland and support for victims of injustice abroad. More details on the campaign: www.amnesty.org.uk/content.asp​?CategoryID=11993

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Brendan Lillis is a republican political prisoner currently being held captive in Maghaberry Gaol for taken …part… in PIRA activity back in the 70’s. The initial robbery charges against Brendan that led to his licence being revoked in 2009 have since been withdrawn. Brendan suffers from a condition known as “Ankylosing Spondylitis” and has been confined to bed for the past two years, and giving only a short time to live, he weighs just under 5 stone.
The commissioners said today that they still consider Brendan as a ‘danger to the public’. The statement comes after weeks of protests and hunger strikes, and after several activists were arrested as a ‘dissident’.
There is no reason what so ever as to why the British State should continue to hold this seriously ill man captive any longer. Please come along and show your support for Brendan and demand his immediate release.

More info:
– Friends of Brendan Lillis
https://www.facebook.com/group​s/Friends.Of.Brendan.Lillis?re​f=ts
– Roisin Lynch speaking for the release of her partner Brendan Lillishttp://youtu.be/lrVDu_fnKtE

Photos: Minister Ford – Brendan Lillis, dying

Date: Thu, 2011-07-21 

Roisin Allsop, partner of political prisoner is to begin a 3 day hunger strike along with supporters tomorrow in West Belfast to highlight his case and demand his release based on humanitarian grounds. A meeting was also held this week in Derry attended by over 200 people to highlight ongoing state repression and brutality on the inside. Protests are also taking place across Ireland and in London.

Below is a press release released on behalf of Brendan Lillis

‘Brendan Lillis is currently a prisoner in Maghaberry Prison where he is serving a sentence for explosive offences in 1976. Brendan suffers from the condition ankylosing spondylitis and has been confined to bed for the best part of the past two years.

Brendan Lillis is no threat to anybody. Brendan Lillis is dying and has been abandoned by an entire political system which is more interested in making statements about his condition than in applying their political power to remedy the situation.

We call for the immediate release of Brendan Lillis to his partner Roisin so that whatever time Brendan has left on this earth be spent with his immediate family.

Brendan Lillis can not walk; he can not get up from his bed. He is incapacitated, and he is being left alone to die in a prison cell. We have seen enough of our people die in prison cells and find the manner in which Brendan is being treated as an obscenity.

A hunger strike in support of Brendan Lillis will commence this Thursday 21st July at the site of the old Andersonstown Barracks, Belfast. Roisin Lynch, partner of Brendan Lillis will be joined by old comrades of Brendan’s from the Blanket protest days and other former prisoners and concerned individuals. The action is designed to highlight Brendan’s case and the lack of any movement in securing his release from the politicians who know Brendan and knew him as a Blanketman.

Time is fast running out for Brendan Lillis and he should be released immediately.

We call on all people concerned with this grave injustice to come along on Thursday, Friday or Saturday and register your support for a sick and dying man being held hostage by a vindictive and punitive regime.’

Brendan Lillis: BBC Radio Foyle discussion including a contribution from Roisin Allsop

Here is the link to listen to this again.

Click on http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b012m7nh

Then go forward to 1:05:05

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http://www.wsm.ie/c/brendan-lillis-partner-solidarity-hunger-strike

Ms Campbell Speech Andytown – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v​=wCt1DyQv0bQ&feature=related

Gerard Hogkins Speech Andytown – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v​=OuRjhWg1hXE&feature=related

Roisin’s Speech Andytown – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v​=lrVDu_fnKtE

Derry Journal 23rd July – http://www.derryjournal.com/ne​ws/local/families_support_lill​is_campaign_1_2893702

Belfast 32 – http://belfast32.blogspot.com/​2011/07/72-hour-fast-for-brend​an-lillis_22.html

Utv Latest from Andytown – http://www.u.tv/utvplayer/vide​o/138104/113062

Republican Socialist News – http://www.irsp.ie/news/?p=344

Belfast Telegraph – http://www.belfasttelegraph.co​.uk/news/local-national/northe​rn-ireland/release-brendan-lil​lis-campaigners-go-on-hunger-s​trike-16026395.html

Eirigi Statement – http://www.eirigi.org/latest/l​atest220711.html

Prisoners Action Group – http://prisoners-action-group.​skynetblogs.be/archive/2011/07​/22/actions-for-dying-brenda-l​illis-are-a-success.html

From Corsica – http://infurmazione.unita-nazi​unale.org/5016/brendan-lillis-​prisonnier-politique-est-en-tr​ain-de-mourir-en-prison/2011/

WorkersSolidarityMovement – http://www.wsm.ie/c/brendan-li​llis-partner-solidarity-hunger​-strike

IrishFreedomCommittee – http://www.irishfreedomcommitt​ee.net/POWs/BRENDAN_LILLIS.htm

HumanRightsGroup – http://humanrightsgroup.wordpr​ess.com/2011/07/19/northern-ir​eland-brendan-lillis-dying-in-​maghaberry-prison/

UTV 21st July – http://www.u.tv/News/Blanketme​n-join-call-for-prisoners-rele​ase/e781f523-690e-4ff6-b080-a4​36525ad8f9

IrishCentral.com New York – http://www.irishcentral.com/ne​ws/Northern-Ireland-man-held-i​n-jail-over-1976-crime-despite​-having-served-his-sentence–V​IDEO-125943423.html

Prisoners Action Group – http://prisoners-action-group.​skynetblogs.be/archive/2011/07​/21/northern-ireland-actions-f​or-brendan-lillis.html

SocialistWorker.org – http://www.www.socialistworker​.org/2011/07/21/let-brendan-li​llis-go-home

The Pensive Quill 20th July – http://thepensivequill.am/2011​/07/on-bridge-of-peace.html

BeforeitsNews.com – http://beforeitsnews.com/story​/767/127/Irish_Prisoner_Facing​_Death.html

U.105 News – http://www.u105.com/LocalNews/​Hunger-strike-over-Maghaberry-​inmate/3dc377af-2cea-42e6-a366​-c907c5fc3a65

Derry Journal 19th July – http://www.derryjournal.com/ne​ws/local/hunger_strike_at_free​_derry_1_2878427

The Irish Observer – http://theirishobserver.blogsp​ot.com/2011/07/brenda-lillis-m​aghaberry-jail-600-days.html

Workers Solidarity Movement – http://www.wsm.ie/c/release-br​endan-lillis-now

Hub Pages iskra1916 – http://iskra1916.hubpages.com/​hub/Brendan-Lillis-Irish-Priso​ner-Being-Allowed-To-Die-in-Ma​ghaberry-Gaol

Human Rights Movement Belgium – http://mensenrechten-droits-de​-lhomme.skynetblogs.be/archive​/2011/07/20/actions-for-brenda​n-lillis-hungerstrike-thursday​-21st-july-2.html

Derry 32 csm – http://www.derry32csm.com/

IRISH REPUBLICAN NEWS – http://republican-news.org/cur​rent/news/2011/07/blanketman_o​n_the_threshold.html

Human Rights Group – http://humanrightsgroup.wordpr​ess.com/2011/07/19/northern-ir​eland-brendan-lillis-dying-in-​maghaberry-prison/

Derry Sinn Fein – http://www.derrysinnfein.ie/ne​ws/20196

SDLP – http://www.sdlp.ie/index.php/n​ewsroom_media/newsarticle/east​wood_calls_on_sos_to_help_secu​re_release_of_brendan_lillis/

The Pensive Quill aka Anthony McIntyre – http://thepensivequill.am/2011​/07/brendan-lillis-press-relea​se.html

WordPress – http://prisonsofshame.wordpres​s.com/2011/07/20/brendan-lilli​s-dying-some-words-to-justice-​minister-david-ford/

Troops Out Movement – http://www.troopsoutmovement.c​om/campaigns.htm

Organised Rage Blog – http://www.organizedrage.com/2​011/07/brendan-lillis-press-re​lease.html

UTV – http://www.u.tv/News/Hunger-st​rike-over-Maghaberry-inmate/3d​c377af-2cea-42e6-a366-c907c5fc​3a65

Audio from Pilots Row meeting – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v​=xPlrXlHcyIo&feature=youtu.be

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Brendan Lillis, a 59 year old former Life-sentence political prisoner from West Belfast, in Ireland, is currently desperately ill in the medical wing of the notorious Maghaberry prison, in County Antrim. He suffers from the intensely painful and progressive disease called Ankylosing Spondylitis which due to other medical complications has left himunable to move from his bed for 14 months and his weight has dropped to a perilous 6 stones (38.1 Kilos !). Due to a series of serious infections and medication which has compromised his immune system, Mr Lillis has been unable to eat, sleep or hold down even liquids for a period close to a month and is constant agony. In short, his health has deteriorated to such an extent that his partner Roisin, who is his only contact with the outside world, fears that he will die in his prison bed!

Photo: Brendan Lillis, Maghaberry prison, Northern Ireland

Become member of the group Friends of Brendan Lillis:

https://www.facebook.com/group​s/Friends.Of.Brendan.Lillis?re​f=ts

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‘THEY GIVE THE IMPRESSION THAT THEY ARE BEING MISTREATED’
Friday, 7 May 2010
Ford condemns dissident action at Maghaberry
Speaking of the incident that took place in Roe House at Maghaberry Prison he said: “This is the latest in a series of actions by a small number of prisoners, designed to form the impression that they are being mistreated. Just as their allies outside the prisons are trying to take Northern Ireland backwards by their campaign of violence, these prisoners are trying to take prisons backwards. They seem determined to create conditions which they will then complain about, but they will have no-one to blame but themselves.”
The police are now investigating and criminal charges may ensue against the prisoners involved.
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Brendan Lillis, a 59 year old former Life-sentence political prisoner from West Belfast, in Ireland, is currently desperately ill in the medical wing of the notorious Maghaberry prison, in County Antrim. He suffers from the intensely painful and progressive disease called Ankylosing Spondylitis which due to other medical complications has left himunable to move from his bed for 14 months and his weight has dropped to a perilous 6 stones (38.1 Kilos !). Due to a series of serious infections and medication which has compromised his immune system, Mr Lillis has been unable to eat, sleep or hold down even liquids for a period close to a month and is constant agony. In short, his health has deteriorated to such an extent that his partner Roisin, who is his only contact with the outside world, fears that he will die in his prison bed!

During the latest months, there were 5 deaths in the Maghaberry prison of Northern Ireland.

Friends of Brendan Lillis: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Friends.Of.Brendan.Lillis?ref=ts

Sign the petition: www.petitionspot.com/petitions​/releaseBrendylilli

Part of yesterdays protest in Derry City center

Liam Crossan to the group album of Friends of Brendan Lillis: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Friends.Of.Brendan.Lillis?ref=ts

Sign the petition: www.petitionspot.com/petitions​/releaseBrendylilli

–  Su Franklin – https://www.facebook.com/group​s/Friends.Of.Brendan.Lil… Protest for the pows outside parliament monday afternoon. Let me know numbers please – There is a protest at Free Derry Corner taking place now.

– About 30 Aul dissidents standing in Shipquay St, L’derry protesting strip searches and for release of Brendan Lillis ( just found this on twitter )

– Duleek Independent Republicans will hold an urgent protest this wednesday evening on the bridge of peace in Drogheda at 7p.m. calling for the immediate release of Brendan Lillis from Maghaberry gaol.   We appeal to all republicans/groups to attend and show your support for Brendan regardless of political beliefs. Please bring along posters and banners highlighting Brendan’s case.   We ask you to forward this to your friends.  This has been posted on ir.net

– Radio, wbai: The telephone number for the UK Embassy in NY, per the radio show, is 212-745-0200. The moderator said to ask to talk to someone about Northern Ireland, and to not just talk to the person answering the phone. When you are connected, ask what is happening about the release of Brendan Lillis. Then, give them your number to call you back if they do not know.

– There was an action in Glasgow Free Brendan Lillis: Action in Glasgow
http://nieuwsnieuwsnieuws.word​press.com/2011/07/16/free-bren​dan-lillis-action-in-glasgow/

– Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney , has called for the immediate release of Brendan Lillis, currently being held in Maghaberry Prison. He was speaking after meeting Brendan Lillis in Maghaberry Prison as part of a Sinn Féin delegation who met with the prisoners being held in Roe House, Maghaberry.  http://www.derrysinnfein.ie/news/20159

– A  short sample letter and a few contacts here: http://www.irishfreedomcom​mittee.net/POWs/BRENDAN_LI​LLIS.htm

– Brendan’s case and the FB group ‘Friends of Brendan’ were publicized on WPNA radio in Chicago during the Haggerty show.

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Photo: Brendan Lillis  –  Brendan Lillis, a 59 year old former Life-sentence political prisoner from West Belfast, in Ireland, is currently desperately ill in the medical wing of the notorious Maghaberry prison, in County Antrim. He suffers from the intensely painful and progressive disease called Ankylosing Spondylitis which due to other medical complications has left himunable to move from his bed for 14 months and his weight has dropped to a perilous 6 stones (38.1 Kilos !). Due to a series of serious infections and medication which has compromised his immune system, Mr Lillis has been unable to eat, sleep or hold down even liquids for a period close to a month and is constant agony. In short, his health has deteriorated to such an extent that his partner Roisin, who is his only contact with the outside world, fears that he will die in his prison bed!

Friends of Brendan Lillis: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Friends.Of.Brendan.Lillis?ref=ts

Sign the petition: www.petitionspot.com/petitions​/releaseBrendylilli