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Urgent Call for an End to Discrimination against John Paul Wootton

The radical union, Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) backs family call for an end to discrimination against miscarriage of justice prisoner John Paul Wootton.

In a statement issued ahead of an online letter campaign, a spokesperson for the IWW said: "The Industrial Workers of the World have always stood by incarcerated workers and those who fight for social justice. In doing so, we have continually echoed the call for the immediate release of the Craigavon Two, as yet another clear case of a blatant miscarriage of justice by the British State.

"For decades they have wrongfully set-up and imprisoned innocent victims, destroyed lives of those who they have incarcerated and that of their families left behind to fight their corner. The case of the Craigavon Two is yet another case on parr with the Birmingham Six or the Guildford Four.

"The family and loved ones of John Paul Wootton have once again highlighted the practice of an ongoing campaign of discrimination directed against this fellow worker, and have rightfully demanded that this should be brought to an end. The IWW fully supports this campaign and echo's the families grievances and concerns. In doing so we demand that this practice of discrimination must end immediately. We call upon the Director General of Prisons to act immediately and listen to the families demands."

The Wootton family letter and email campaign has can be supported further here

For more information on how you can support Justice for the Craigavon Two click here

Sign petition in solidarity with the Craigavon Two click here


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