Its with total disgust that Republicans find ourselves having to highlight another case of harrassment carried out by the Free State Special Branch.
On Monday night the partner of Gary Donnelly (Orla) who has just given birth in the last few weeks was followed and then visiously assaulted by the Garda and Special Branch, this sustained attack has left Orla with severe bruising to her neck and arms.
During this vicious assault a female Garda officer whilst raining down blows on Orla was constantly referring to her partner Gary, she kept threating to break Orla's arm just like the RUC/PSNI had done to Gary. This unprovoked attack must have been well planed in advance.
Yet to make an already bad situation worse the Garda went into their well rehearsed cover up mode by arresting and charging Orla with assault.
As the people of Dublin and Ireland know the framing of a suspect in this way is a daily occurence, it is the most crudest and disgusting abuse of the law and the puppet judges know this but to their shame do nothing.
Orla was then remanded in custody until the bail of 600 Euro was found.
The only reason Orla found herself in this position was everytime Gary went for bail to see his new born child, the bail conditions where so strict (a huge cash amount to be left with the court, not allowed into Donegal where visiting by Orla would be alot easier, having to report to Garda twice a day, therefore limiting his travel arrangements, not allowed to asscoiate with Republicans and more. If you are in any doubt check the court records.)
This is why we believe this was nothing more than an ambush, they knew in advance that Orla and Gary's new born child where travelling to Dublin on a visit.
This harrasment of visitors and Prisoners is unacceptable and must not be tolerated, this case and the case of an other prisoner who was refused compassionate parole when the mother of his two children died suddenly leaving them in total distress. Who would deny the Father a right to be with his son's in such times?
This is what Republican prisoners and the families are now facing, we must stand with them and show the Irish Government and their masters Britain that as before they will not be allowed to treat our families and prisoners like this.
WOULD THE GARDA AND SPECIAL BRANCH LIKE THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS TO BE TREATED LIKE THIS?