Actions for Brendan Lillis

Brendan Lillis in the Maghaberry prison of Northern Ireland

Brendan Lillis, a 59 year old former Life-sentence political prisoner from West Belfast, in Ireland, is currently desperately ill in the medical wing of the notorious Maghaberry prison, in County Antrim. He suffers from the intensely painful and progressive disease called Ankylosing Spondylitis which due to other medical complications has left himunable to move from his bed for 14 months and his weight has dropped to a perilous 6 stones (38.1 Kilos !). Due to a series of serious infections and medication which has compromised his immune system, Mr Lillis has been unable to eat, sleep or hold down even liquids for a period close to a month and is constant agony. In short, his health has deteriorated to such an extent that his partner Roisin, who is his only contact with the outside world, fears that he will die in his prison bed!


A 3 day hungerstrike today, Thursday the 21st, at 12PM at the old site of Anderstown Police Station (the old Andersonstown Barracks). Everyone around Belfast, please go to the hunger strike today. Take some folding chairs, help pass out flyers and show support for the government of the North of Ireland to treat Brendan Lillis in a humane manner. Update: the white line picket for brendan lillis is tomorrow night “FRIDAY” at 7 and the public meeting is saturday also at at the site of the old andersontown police station.  Update: not Friday but Saturday at

A 3 day fast and camp out will take place at Free Derry corner from 10pm tomorrow, Thursday 21st July, in conjunction and solidarity with the Belfast fast being undertaken by Roisin Lynch and friends. No party or organisational logos will be used and we hope this would appeal to all concerned with the wellbeing of Brendan Lillis to be able to partake. All welcome. GRMA

Cork protest tomorrow. West Belfast Hunger Strike in Support of Brendan Lillis (TOM News 18/07/11). Protest and hunger strike at Guildhall @1.00pm 2moro Thursday (not yet confirmed)

American Hunger Strike in support of Brendan Lillis Location: United States Time: 12:00PM

Thursday, July 21st Diarmuid Breatnach Call a cross-party picket of the British Embassy or in O’Connell St.

The American event is online, and the facebook page is here:​ent.php?eid=19329717405711​8 (tweeted: #US4Brendan and #FreeBrendanLillis)

Candlelight Vigil in support of Brendan Lillis Location: Glasgow cross Time: 10:00PM Thursday, July 21st

There are now ‎925 signatures on one petition, and 63 on the other.

Links to All Latest News Articles

Mass Email List including US Media



BBC interview with Brendan Lillis’ partner Roisin Lynch (18.7.2011):​onsole/bbc_radio_foyle#freshSi​gnin=true or click on​onsole/b012m7nh
Then go forward to 1:05:05 – 7 days left to listen again

On 14-7-11 Roisin Lynch, partner of Brendan Lillis, spoke at a meeting in Pilot’s Row Derry.
Release Brendan Lillis – YouTube –

Sign the petition:​/releaseBrendylilli

Become member of the group Friends of Brendan Lillis:​s/Friends.Of.Brendan.Lillis?re​f=ts


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  1. Boeykens Says:

    Links to All Latest News Articles:

    Ms Campbell Speech Andytown –​=wCt1DyQv0bQ&feature=related

    Gerard Hogkins Speech Andytown –​=OuRjhWg1hXE&feature=related

    Roisin’s Speech Andytown –​=lrVDu_fnKtE

    Derry Journal 23rd July –​ws/local/families_support_lill​is_campaign_1_2893702

    Belfast 32 –​2011/07/72-hour-fast-for-brend​an-lillis_22.html
    Utv Latest from Andytown –​o/138104/113062

    Republican Socialist News –

    Belfast Telegraph –​.uk/news/local-national/northe​rn-ireland/release-brendan-lil​lis-campaigners-go-on-hunger-s​trike-16026395.html

    Eirigi Statement –​atest220711.html

    Prisoners Action Group – http://prisoners-action-group.​​/22/actions-for-dying-brenda-l​illis-are-a-success.html

    From Corsica – http://infurmazione.unita-nazi​​prisonnier-politique-est-en-tr​ain-de-mourir-en-prison/2011/

    WorkersSolidarityMovement –​llis-partner-solidarity-hunger​-strike

    IrishFreedomCommittee – http://www.irishfreedomcommitt​

    HumanRightsGroup – http://humanrightsgroup.wordpr​​eland-brendan-lillis-dying-in-​maghaberry-prison/

    UTV 21st July –​n-join-call-for-prisoners-rele​ase/e781f523-690e-4ff6-b080-a4​36525ad8f9 New York –​ws/Northern-Ireland-man-held-i​n-jail-over-1976-crime-despite​-having-served-his-sentence–V​IDEO-125943423.html

    Prisoners Action Group – http://prisoners-action-group.​​/21/northern-ireland-actions-f​or-brendan-lillis.html – http://www.www.socialistworker​.org/2011/07/21/let-brendan-li​llis-go-home

    The Pensive Quill 20th July –​/07/on-bridge-of-peace.html –​/767/127/Irish_Prisoner_Facing​_Death.html

    U.105 News –​Hunger-strike-over-Maghaberry-​inmate/3dc377af-2cea-42e6-a366​-c907c5fc3a65

    Derry Journal 19th July –​ws/local/hunger_strike_at_free​_derry_1_2878427

    The Irish Observer – http://theirishobserver.blogsp​​aghaberry-jail-600-days.html

    Workers Solidarity Movement –​endan-lillis-now

    Hub Pages iskra1916 –​hub/Brendan-Lillis-Irish-Priso​ner-Being-Allowed-To-Die-in-Ma​ghaberry-Gaol

    Human Rights Movement Belgium – http://mensenrechten-droits-de​​/2011/07/20/actions-for-brenda​n-lillis-hungerstrike-thursday​-21st-july-2.html

    Derry 32 csm –

    IRISH REPUBLICAN NEWS –​rent/news/2011/07/blanketman_o​n_the_threshold.html

    Human Rights Group – http://humanrightsgroup.wordpr​​eland-brendan-lillis-dying-in-​maghaberry-prison/

    Derry Sinn Fein –​ws/20196

    SDLP –​ewsroom_media/newsarticle/east​wood_calls_on_sos_to_help_secu​re_release_of_brendan_lillis/

    The Pensive Quill aka Anthony McIntyre –​/07/brendan-lillis-press-relea​se.html

    WordPress – http://prisonsofshame.wordpres​​s-dying-some-words-to-justice-​minister-david-ford/

    Troops Out Movement – http://www.troopsoutmovement.c​om/campaigns.htm

    Organised Rage Blog –​011/07/brendan-lillis-press-re​lease.html

    UTV –​rike-over-Maghaberry-inmate/3d​c377af-2cea-42e6-a366-c907c5fc​3a65

    Audio from Pilots Row meeting –​=xPlrXlHcyIo&

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