Dead republican’s sister to address public meeting

April 20, 2010

The sister of a former IRA prisoner John Brady, who was found dead in a Derry police cell last year, will address a public meeting in Newry this week.

Lorna Brady aims to highlight the suspicious circumstances surrounding her brother’s death and will be joined by other prominent speakers at the event, the theme of which is ‘Why Republicans must oppose British Policing’.

John Brady was jailed for life in 1991 in relation to the killing of an RUC constable.  He spent a total of 18 years behind bars and was on parole when he was arrested by the PSNI in September 2009.  Prior to his arrest, he had been held on remand for five years for a range of alleged offences linked to the Real IRA.  He was just five weeks away from his final release date when he was found dead in his cell in Strand Road Barracks on 3rd October 2009.

The meeting, which is being organised by Republican Network for Unity, will take place on Thursday April 22nd at 7.30pm in the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre, Newry.