Tony with his wife Lorraine & their children.

 

Each day Tony Taylor is held away from his family is an affront to any notion of due process and justice. Join the call for the immediate release of Tony Taylor.











 










Candlelight Vigil




Donegal County Council back a motion calling for the immediate release of Tony and Tony's wife Lorraine meets with Dail TD's. Please visit our News page to read more.

Statement from Campaign Group 03-Nov-2016

Please visit our news page to read the recent statement from Tony's legal team. 01-Nov-2016


Tony Taylor – The Facts

Tony Taylor was released from prison in 2014 after having served three years in custody, with four further years on Licence. Tony, as a member of the Republican Network for Unity, contributed to local politics in Derry by peacefully raising benefit cuts, prison conditions and policing issues. Tony complied with the terms of his licence, including reporting his activities to the NI Probation Board.


Tony was detained by police in Derry on October 17, 2015 and interviewed over two days at Musgrave Street Station about alleged republican activity based on MI5 “Intelligence”. He was unconditionally released pending a report to the PPS.


On 10th March 2016 Tony, while out shopping with his wife and children, was taken by the PSNI and returned to Prison. The Northern Ireland Office said his licence was revoked by the Parole Commission because of the risk he posed to the public. Tony’s solicitor, Aiden Carlin, has confirmed that this “risk to the public” was based on an MI5 assessment, and the same “Republican Activity” for which Tony was questioned and unconditionally released in October 2015.


Three weeks after Tony was returned to prison the Secretary of State admitted that her original order revoking his licence had been illegal. The recommendation to return Tony to prison had been made without even contacting the Probation Board. Tony remained in prison.


In July the P.P.S. concluded its examination of the file on his arrest and questioning in October 2015, and directed that Tony would not face prosecution.


Tony Taylor remains in prison for the same reasons of a “risk to the public” for which he has been:

Detained and questioned for two days in October 2015

Unconditionally released by the PSNI

Told by the P.P.S there will be no prosecution.



Free Tony Taylor

 



"Tony Taylor's recall is internment in all but name. It is a matter of concern for all those with an interest in human rights. It is also without legal justification and sets a very dangerous precedent. Tony Taylor should be immediately released from prison."

Aiden Carlin, SolicitorUggT 






 

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