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Please Help the H-Block Three

Extradition Hearing: April 14, 1998

Irish America wants the Clinton Administration, Members of Congress, Tony Blair, the Irish Consulate General and the Irish Ambassador to know that we will not stand by and watch the H-Block 3 become a 'sacrifical lamb' or a 'political football' to pacify unionists.

The H-Block Extraditions:

Irish Republican political refugees Pol Brennan, Terry Kirby, and Kevin Artt remain in prison after their bail was revoked by US District Court Judge Charles Legge on August 11. Despite the three men having demonstrated that they did not pose flight risks during lengthy periods free on bail, the judge revoked their bail upon sentencing, again separating them from families and friends.

Please join Irish America and express your support by writing a letter on behalf of Terry Kirby, Kevin Barry Artt and Pol Brennan.

All three men face extradition to the north of Ireland at the request of the British government.

The H-Block 3 should not be extradited to the very system that has been condemned by the United States Congress and the United Nations. We want these extraditions stopped.

Remember all three men were denied their human rights in accordance with European and International standards:

  • All three men were convicted in a non-jury Diplock Court.
  • Denied right to remain silent.
  • Denied access to attorneys during interrogation.

Please highlight the following dependent on who the letter is going to:

  • Suspension of extradition proceedings by US government.(Clinton)
  • British government drop request for extraditions.
  • Restoration of bail so men can be with their families.(Clinton)
  • British government drop its opposition to bail.(Blair letter)
  • Official visit with all 3 prisoners together and Declan Kelly, the Irish Consulate General in San Francisco.(Kelly and Irish Ambassador)

Please cc copies of letters to other 3 addresses.

    Hon. Tony Blair
    Prime Minister
    10 Downing St.
    London, England
    fax 011-44-171-925-0918
    email: TONT.BLAIR@poptel.org.uk

    Hon. Bill Clinton
    The White House
    Washington, D.C. 20500
    Ph# (202) 456-1111
    Fax# (202) 456-2461
    email: President@whitehouse.gov

    Declan Kelly, Irish Concul General
    San Francisco, CA
    (fax) 415-392-0885

    Sean O'huiginn (cq) Irish Ambassador
    Washington, D.C.
    (fax) 202-232-5993

Write to the prisoners:

    Kevin Barry Artt
    330 20-198

    Terry Kirby
    885 33-011

    Pol Brennan
    875 71-011

    Federal Detention Center
    5675 8th Street
    Camp Parks
    Dublin, CA 94568

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