Internment of Martin Corey must end immediately In a statement issued on December 21, the Release Martin Corey Campaign, Republican Sinn Féin called for Martin’s immediate release. “Martin Corey, a former Republican POW, is held as a political hostage by the British Government. He has been interned at the behest of the British Secretary of State for over 1 year and 8 months. “Martin was taken from his home in April 2010 and locked up in Maghaberry Prison - he is still awaiting an acceptable reason for the revocation of his licence. The only information released to Martin is that he is ‘a security risk’ and cites unspecified allegations relating him ‘being a Republican’ – as if being a Republican was in itself an ‘offence’. “It would seem that political opinion not in line with those who administer British rule in Stormont is a ‘criminal offence’. “In a civilised society locking up citizens without charge or trial must be challenged. “While we welcome the fact that there has been some movement and a date set for a judicial review, we have to point out that Martin must now spend at least another three months locked in a prison cell. “The Release Martin Corey Campaign of Republican Sinn Féin demands that the British Government release Martin Corey immediately. We call on every person concerned with human rights abuses and civil liberties to call for Martin’s immediate release and not allow this internment to go on any longer. The Release Martin Corey Campaign, Republican Sinn Féin.