22/07/2011

Actions for Brenda Lillis, Maghaberry prison, Northern Ireland


Brendan Lillis in the Maghaberry prison of Northern Ireland

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!

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A 3 day hungerstrike today, Thursday the 21st, at 12PM at the old site of Anderstown Police Station (the old Andersonstown Barracks). Everyone around Belfast, please go to the hunger strike today. Take some folding chairs, help pass out flyers and show support for the government of the North of Ireland to treat Brendan Lillis in a humane manner. Update: the white line picket for brendan lillis is tomorrow night "FRIDAY" at 7 and the public meeting is saturday also at 7.pm at the site of the old andersontown police station.

A 3 day fast and camp out will take place at Free Derry corner from 10pm tomorrow, Thursday 21st July, in conjunction and solidarity with the Belfast fast being undertaken by Roisin Lynch and friends. No party or organisational logos will be used and we hope this would appeal to all concerned with the wellbeing of Brendan Lillis to be able to partake. All welcome. GRMA

Cork protest tomorrow. West Belfast Hunger Strike in Support of Brendan Lillis (TOM News 18/07/11). Protest and hunger strike at Guildhall @1.00pm 2moro Thursday (not yet confirmed)

American Hunger Strike in support of Brendan Lillis Location: United States Time: 12:00PM

Thursday, July 21st Diarmuid Breatnach Call a cross-party picket of the British Embassy or in O'Connell St.

The American event is online, and the facebook page is here: http://www.facebook.com/ev​ent.php?eid=19329717405711​8 (tweeted: #US4Brendan and #FreeBrendanLillis)

Candlelight Vigil in support of Brendan Lillis Location: Glasgow cross Time: 10:00PM Thursday, July 21st

There are now ‎925 signatures on one petition, and 63 on the other.

Links to All Latest News Articles

Mass Email List including US Media

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Links:

BBC interview with Brendan Lillis’ partner Roisin Lynch (18.7.2011):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/c​onsole/bbc_radio_foyle#freshSi​gnin=true or click on http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/c​onsole/b012m7nh
Then go forward to 1:05:05 – 7 days left to listen again

On 14-7-11 Roisin Lynch, partner of Brendan Lillis, spoke at a meeting in Pilot’s Row Derry.
Release Brendan Lillis – YouTube - http://youtu.be/xPlrXlHcyIo

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

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

19/07/2011

Northern Ireland: Brendan Lillis dying in Maghaberry prison

 

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!

Justice Minister David Ford who is politically responsible for the recent deaths in the Maghaberry prison in Northern Ireland, decided that the hearing with the commissioners planned for tommorow in the Maghaberry prison, will be only a ‘preliminary hearing to determine the date for a hearing’.  It is clear that he is just waiting for Brendan’s death.

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Links to the BBC interview with Brendan Lillis’ partner Roisin Lynch:

or

Click on http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/c​onsole/b012m7nh

Then go forward to 1:05:05 - 7 days left to listen again

 
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Release Brendan Lillis‏ – YouTube  - http://youtu.be/xPlrXlHcyIo

Audio of Roisin Lynch addressing Pilot’s Row meeting 14-7-11 [HQ].wmv

On 14-7-11 Roisin Lynch, partner of Brendan Lillis who is dying right now in Maghaberry prison, spoke at a meeting in Pilot’s Row Derry.

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Friends of Brendan Lillis: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Friends.Of.Brendan.Lillis…

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