Irish Republican News · May 26, 2005
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Prisoner seeks help

The following letter by dissident republican Aiden Hulme is being circulated by the October Fifth Association, a network of civil rights veterans and supporters, as well as other groups, at home and abroad.

The Civil Rights vets can be contacted via, or via +44-028-71-286359 should further information be required, to publicise this case and seek an early humanitarian remedy.

The group is asking that an independent doctor/and or specialist should visit this prisoner, as a matter of urgency and that this information is used so that Aiden Hulme’s plight can be highlighted as effectively as possible.

Dear Friends,

How are things going with you?

As you know my appeal is over, and for the past six months all that was in my head was the appeal. Now it is over I could do with some help about my healthcare here in Full Sutton Prison.

The doctor here is doing nothing for me. I am in pain for the last 4 years and it gets worse all the time. I saw the doctor here last week and he has cut down on my pain-killing tablets from 21 tablets a day to 10 tablets a day. Today I saw him again and he now wants to reduce them by 4 more. I know 21 tablets a day is a lot, and I don’t like taking them, but I do need some of them to kill the pain.

The doctor here wants to take them off me altogether - but won’t do anything in place of them. Today he told me the pain was imaginary, was all in my head.

3 years ago the doctor in Belmarsh told me I should start thinking about having my leg amputated. Now the doctor here is saying it’s only all in my head.

I have been in pain for 4 years and this doctor here is not taking me seriously. I could really do with some help.

I would like to take this doctor here to court over this.

Right, I will leave it with you for now. Please, Please, Do what you can.

Do write back soon and let me know.

All the best.


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