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Statement from Craigavon Two.
John Paul Wootton and Brendan McConville would like to express their sincere gratitude to Brian Murphy and the IRPWA for the resourceful act of solidarity in Dublin on Thursday 26th May.
This gesture of support captured the attention of the media and briefly focused international attention on the miscarriage of justice which we along with our families and loved ones continue to endure.
Brian’s selfless action momentarily lifted the veil of silence that shrouds all muttering of impropriety in the six counties and give the world a glimpse of just a fraction of injustice that lies beneath. We call upon other individuals and organizations to follow Brian’s example and do what they can do to unlock the truth.
Pictures are from protest at the Canadian Embassy.
Save the date folks!! JFTC2 will be in the Rock Bar Belfast on the 24th June with music from Erin Go Bragh and other fantastic acts to be confirmed. Come along have some food, enjoy a great night of entertainment while helping to support the lads
Just presented on the Craigavon Two case to American law students in Rosemount Resource Centre, Derry. #jftc2
Below is a letter from John-Paul Wootton of the Craigavon 2 in today’s Irish News.
It’s really sad reading John describing how he’s being imprisoned since he was 17 years old and missing out on so much of his life while behind bars for something he didn’t do.
Will you help John-Paul Wootton and Brendan McConville gain their freedom?
Yesterday on the 16th May 2016, family members of Brendan McConville and John-Paul Wootton took the Justice for the Craigavon Two campaign to 10 Downing Street and along with our friends from the campaign group JENGbA (Joint Enterprise Not Guilty by Association) demanded an immediate review on all cases of Joint Enterprise – including that of Brendan McConville and John Paul Wootton. Under joint enterprise legislation a person can be found guilty for another person’s crime, even though under criminal law it is generally only offenders that can be held liable for their actions. In February this year the Supreme Court in London ruled that the principle of joint enterprise had been wrongly interpreted for over thirty years. With so many innocent people, convicted under joint enterprise currently serving life in prisons across Britain and Ireland, we marched with JENGbA to Downing Street yesterday to put pressure upon the British government to review all cases of joint enterprise immediately. In the case of the Craigavon Two, a role has never been attributed to neither Brendan nor John Paul. Kate Carroll (wife of murdered PSNI Constable Stephen Carroll) even stated herself that she believed her husband’s killers were still not apprehended. Yet seven years later Brendan and John Paul are still in Maghaberry prison, serving life sentences for something someone else did. This cannot continue. This is a miscarriage of justice, this is Birmingham, Guildford and Woolwich all over again, this is a violation of human rights, this is an abuse of state power. This is injustice. #jftc2