The release of long-term republican prisoner of conscience Martin Corey took place earlier today. While the circumstances of the process remain unclear at this time, the Martin Corey Campaign has confirmed and welcomed his release in the following statement.
“Finally after nearly four years internment, Martin Corey was released from Maghaberry jail, Co Antrim on January 15th, 2014.
“Martin was interned on secret evidence gathered by secret police and held without a charge or trial since April 2010.
“The British Government, secretary of state and all those involved in the internment of Martin Corey showed contempt for human rights and were involved in a despotic policy of ruling by decree.
“We would like to thank everyone who was involved in the Release Martin Corey Campaign, Republican Sinn Féin, the countless activists who stood on picket lines and those who went to jail themselves to highlight Martin’s case.
“We take this opportunity to welcome Martin home and wish him the best of luck in the future.”