Ráiteas / Statement
“In the few short hours since the statement issued this morning by Sinn Féin Poblachtach it has come to light that Dónal Billings has begun a hunger strike. As a dedicated Republican we can assume that this path was not chosen lightly and has been forced on him by the actions of counter revolutionaries who had him removed from the landing in Portlaoise.
Dónal is a life long Republican and in in Gaol for Republican activities.
We call for his immediate repatriation to the landing and the cessation of the bullying tactics being used by the majority group within the Gaols before permanent damage is done to the health of Dónal. It is past time for Republicans to stand up firm against these tactics that have crept into both Gaols, all POWs, whether aligned to a group or independent who are incarcerated for Republican activities deserve to be treated equally and with respect. No group can force their ideology upon them or block them from the landings.”
Críoch / ENDS.
RSF POW Department