A Foyle MLA has called for the immediate release of Derry man, Tony Taylor who has now spent over 840 days in Maghaberry Prison

Speaking after attending a rally at Free Derry Corner Sinn Féin Justice spokesperson Raymond McCartney MLA said: “Tony Taylor has now spent over 840 days in Maghaberry Prison, without having been charged, questioned or allowed legal representation.

“Sinn Féin has consistently stated that if evidence exists to show that Tony Taylor is a risk to the public it should be put before him and his legal team in open court so this can be challenged.

“His unjust detention in this way fuels the perception of a form of legalised interment by remand. It is a violation of fundamental human rights and subversion of due process.

“Sinn Féin recently met with the British Secretary of State and reminded her of the considerable strain that Tony’s detention is having on his wife, family and parents. We will continue to raise his case with every level of the British Government until he is freed.”

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