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Obey Court of Human Rights & Allow Christine Connor To Eat & Receive Her Medications

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CHRISTINE CONNER NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT RIGHT NOW! She hasn't been able to safely eat or receive her needed medications since Tuesday June 20th. Please sign this petition now to tell the British authorities this treatment of a daughter of Ireland is unacceptable, illegal & a violation of the human rights we all hold dear.

The Northern Ireland Prison System is notoriously dangerous for Irish Republican prisoners. Male republican prisoners are housed together in their own wings & segregated from the general prison population. Christine Connor is the only female republican prisoner in the six counties. On Tuesday June 20th she was sentenced to 16 years in prison for attacks on the police & taken to Hydebank prison.

Once there, Christine was placed in within the general criminal population.

This means that any time she leaves her cell she is in grave danger.

As of today, Sunday June 25, Christine has had no food since last Tuesday as she would have to go to the kitchen on the wing to get it. The prison guards have told her they can't protect her there.

Christine's health has gotten considerably worse since Tuesday and she was told by the prison nurse that her sugar levels are dangerously low. She advised Christine to get some juice from the “tuck shop” but of course the guards wouldn't protect her there either.

She has also been denied access to medications that she needs.

The European Court of Human Rights has declared:

“... Under Article 3 {of the European Convention on Human Rights}, the State must ensure that a person is detained in conditions which are compatible with respect for his human dignity, that the manner and method of the execution of the measure do not subject him to distress or hardship of an intensity exceeding the unavoidable level of suffering inherent in detention and that, given the practical demands of imprisonment, his health and well-being are adequately secured by, among other things, providing him with the requisite medical assistance ...” (Kundla vs Poland, judgment (Grand Chamber), 26 October 2000)

Christine Connor's treatment violates all of the above.

This petition calls upon Austin Treacy, Hydebank Woods prison governor, to rectify the situation, place Christine Connor where her life is not in danger, allow her to eat in safety and to provide her with the medical treatment and medications she needs.

No other solution is acceptable or legal under the European Convention on Human Rights.

Christine Connor needs your help.
The British need to be told this is wrong.
Please sign this petition now.


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