Charges against Derry Republican thrown out

Today, November 12, charges against Sinn Féin Poblachtach member Maitiú Ó Domhnall, from Derry city, relating to “taking part in a colour party at an unnotified parade”, dating back to Easter 2016, were dismissed at Craigavon Magistrate’s Court, Co Armagh.

The charges related to the Easter commemoration at the Garden of Remembrance in Lurgan, Co Armagh.

The judge dismissed the charges as the RUC did not have evidence to say he was in the colour party and had never interviewed him. The police said they had photos of his car beside the monument and three hours later at the nearby community centre in Kilwilkie.

The RUC followed Maitiú as he drove back to Derry from Craigavon after the court hearing today. They set up a checkpoint at Sion Mills, just outside Derry and stopped him. They searched his car, obviously not happy with the result of the case. He has been the victim of constant harassment from the British police in recent times.

Sinn Féin Poblachtach condemns the constant harassment by the British Crown Forces on our members in the Occupied Six Counties and will not be intimidated.


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