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Dublin: Maghaberry Briefing Meeting

Public Meeting, Sept. 5th

Mags Glennon

To brief interested groups and individuals on the current situation of the Republican prisoners in Maghaberry Jail, who have been on dirty protest for two months seeking Political Status and segregation from loyalist and criminal inmates.

The meeting will take place in the Teachers Club (36 Parnell Square), Dublin 1, on Friday 5th September, starting at 7.30pm.

The meeting will take the form of addresses by relatives of Republican POWs, who will outline the conditions of the prisoners and their campaign to be recognised as political prisoners. There will be a short update on support activities so far in Dublin. The meeting will then be thrown open to questions and a discussion on ways to raise public awareness of the plight of the POWs and a campaign to pressurise politicians into taking action on the

In recent weeks a number of groups have been active in Dublin raising public awareness via street leafletings, at GAA matches, etc. The groups involved include, Na Fianna Éireann, Working Class Action, Republican Sinn Féin, the IRSP, supporters of Fourthwrite and Republicans not aligned to any organisation. In addition other groups have issued messages of support in relation to the Prisoners' campaign.

The organisers of the meeting hope that a broad front of as many groups as possible will be willing to become actively involved in a campaign to secure Political Status for the Republican Prisoners. No one is being asked to support any of the political opinions of the prisoners or their groups.

The Four Demands of the Prisoners are:
o Segregation from loyalist and criminal prisoners
o Recognition as a group
o The right to have their own spokesman
o A wing of their own



























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