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Martin Mulholland, IRPWA • 17 June 2004

Yesterday a delegation from the IRPWA that had just visited Maghaberry Gaol was targeted by the British Army and the RUC/PSNI. The delegation was returning to Derry after visiting the Republican prisoner's O/C John Connolly when they were stopped by the British Army at Drumahoe.

It has emerged that a British Army helicopter had followed them from Maghaberry the whole way to where the British Army was waiting for them. A stinger type device was placed on the road to make sure that the men would stop and also to make passers by believe a security operation was in progress and drive on.

The delegation was ordered onto the road and held in a search position while the Army tore their car apart. When one of the delegation enquired under what legislation the men were being held the British Army became extremely abusive and called the RUC/PSNI who arrived and began the process all over again.

The men were not questioned about anything specific and after a period of almost 2 hours they were allowed to proceed. . .

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