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Free Margaretta

Chrissie | 21.01.2014 22:28 | Anti-militarism | Terror War | Cambridge | London

79 year old artist, peace activist, & feminist jailed by Irish State

A 79-year old feminist, peace activist, & film-maker has been jailed for three months in Limerick Prison Ireland in relation to protests over US military use of Shannon Airport in Ireland. Margaretta D’Arcy, who is undergoing cancer treatment, was arrested at her Galway home last week after she refused to sign a bond to uphold the law and keep away from unauthorised zones at Shannon. Article: Video: Protest:
''If you have a moment today, please write a postcard or letter to prisoner of conscience Margaretta D'Arcy in Limerick Prison. Aged 79, suffering from Parkinson's and receiving cancer treatment, Margaretta has been jailed for three months for refusing to sign a bond to stay away from Shannon airport where she was protesting against the US military presence. The state can't jail money-grubbing bankers and property developers, but has no problem in putting an elderly anti-war activist in prison for three months. It's utterly shameful. Meanwhile, the US war machine continues to use an Irish airport without interference...ugh. Please write today to express your support and solidarity; the address is Margaretta D'Arcy, Prisoner of Conscience, Limerick Prison, Mulgrave Street, Limerick City. Let her know that she's not alone and that people are thinking of her. Also, consider sending an email or letter to Alan Shatter, Minister for Justice, demanding Margaretta's immediate release!''

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17.02.2014 10:36

Margaretta has been moved to Dóchas Centre, Mountjoy Prison, N Circular Road, Dublin 7.

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