From Helen McClafferty
I am being appreciatively inundated with calls and emails from various people around the world, especially since Gerry McGeough’s second heart attack, asking “what can we do to help support Gerry and Vincent at this time”?
In the wake of these calls and emails, I ask you to take the following action:
1) Write letters to your local newspaper (Letters To The Editor)...
objecting to the fact that McGeough and McAnespie have been politically singled out to stand trial on” alleged charges dating back 30 years”, etc., etc., etc. You can go to the “freegerry.com web site for updated information on the case/trail.
2) FILL THE COURT ROOM WITH SUPPORTERS
Gerry McGeough is due back in court in approximately six weeks providing he is medically sound to do so.
3) DEMONSTRATE OUTSIDE THE COURT AS LONG AS THE TRIAL LASTS...
Carry posters that say “FREE GERRY MCGEOUGH AND VINCENT MCANESPIE”. “BRITISH GOVERNMENT RENEGES ON GOOD FRIDAY AGREEMENT”. “STOP THE POLITICALLY MOTIVATED PERSECUTION OF THESE TWO MEN”.
4) CONTACT YOUR LOCAL SWEDISH EMBASSY-RE: GERRY MCGEOUGH...
Insist that the Swedish government do two things: 1) make a statement denouncing the use of their asylum papers as evidence in any court against anybody and 2) to swiftly take the required action to have those papers immediately returned to their rightful owner, the Swedish government and don’t allow any Swedish government employee to testify in a Diplock court.
5) CALL, EMAIL, FAX YOUR LOCAL SINN FEIN ...
Ask them... “what have they been doing to help McGeough and McAnespie since their arrest March 2007”? The one and only comment on their arrest was reported in An Phoblacht.com on March 8, 2007 where MP Michele Gildernew and TD Caoimhghin O Caolain “branded the arrest of Assembly election candidate Gerry McGeough as outrageous”. However, since then, there has been absolutely no further condemnation of their arrest and 3 year persecution by the Crown. The big question here is WHY hasn’t Sinn Fein stepped up to the plate on behalf of McGeough and McAnespie?
THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH