On the 18th June, Peter Hain stated – “I am satisfied that Sean Kelly has become re-involved with terrorism and is a danger to others and, while he is at liberty, is likely to commit further offences.” Tonight Sean Kelly was freed on what has been described as “temporary release” pending his application to the Sentence Review Commission – and ahead of an expected statement from the Provisional Movement – leaving the narrative to be filled by whichever theory you favour – either the original re-arrest was politically motivated, or the release is, or both. What is clear, and independent of those theories, is that The Process is still taking precedence over the rule of law – and that’s no basis for any democratic society.
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