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Protest Continues in Maghaberry


Republican Prisoners Action Group (RPAG) statement • 26 June 2006

On Monday 26th June 2006 Republican POW's in Maghaberry will begin the second phase of their Prison Protest and will be refusing to eat meals in their cells. The RPAG would like to stress that the POW's are not on Hunger Strike.

POW's on the Segregated wing are denied access to canteen facilities and are forced to eat meals in their cells in close proximity to the toilet.

This is a practical problem that we believe results from the policy of Controlled Movement enforced on the Segregated landing. This policy prevents any more than three prisoners being allowed out of their cells at any one time and requires a staff to prisoner ratio of 4:2 and 3:1. The RPAG consider that the policy of Controlled Movement is excessively restrictive and POW's will not tolerate these conditions any longer.

The Prison Protest began on Monday 19th June 2006 and will continue until the five demands outlined by the POW's are addressed.


POW's in Portlaoise Prison have expressed support for the Prison Protest and will begin a 24hour fast on Wednesday 28th June in solidarity with their comrades in Maghaberry. They have indicated that this will continue each week for the foreseeable future and in a statement issued from Portlaoise have called for support for the POW's in Maghaberry in their fight to win back Political Status.
























































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Index: Current Articles

2 July 2006

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Monsignor Denis Faul: Tribute
Ruairí Ó Brádaigh

Protest Continues in Maghaberry
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Where the Wind Blows
Dr John Coulter

What's Shaking
John Kennedy

Left, Right, Left, Right Wrong
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Irish Democracy, A Framework for Unity
Francis Mackey

The Peace Progress and the State
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Somme Battle Conspiracy
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What's Good for the Goose is Good for the Gander!
Patrick Hurley

Sovereignty Movement Condemns Racist Attacks
Andy Martin, 32 CSM

Greens Propose Plastic Bag Tax to Help Fund Environment Watchdog
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The Framing of Michael McKevitt: Introduction
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The Framing of Michael McKevitt: Garda Harassment & Eventual Sitch-up
Marcella Sands

Dolours Price

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The Framing of Michael McKevitt
Marcella Sands

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Fr Des Wilson

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Tommy Gorman

Getting It Tight
John Kennedy

The Restoration of Restorative Justice
Marcel M. Baumann

DUP Analysis
Dr John Coulter

Father Faul
Fr. Sean McManus

Aiden Hulme Repatriation Picket
Paul Doyle

Prison Protest Begins
Republican Prisoners Action Group (RPAG), Republican Sinn Fein, Newry

New Hero, and a Legacy
Dr John Coulter

Charlie's Angel
John Kennedy

The Letters page has been updated.

Profile: Mehdi Mozaffari
Anthony McIntyre

The Blanket, the Cartoons and the End of Left and Right
Gabriel Glickman

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Martyn Frampton

A Welcome End
Mick Hall

Anthony McIntyre

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