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We the undersigned request the immediate repatriation of 27-year-old Irish prisoner Aiden Hulme on medical grounds.

Aiden is currently serving a 22-year sentence in Full Sutton prison, England. He was imprisoned for alleged involvement in the 2000/2001 Real IRA bombing campaign in London. He has lost his appeal against conviction and sentence and is currently awaiting repatriation to Portlaoise Prison in Ireland.

Prior to his arrest and imprisonment Aiden was involved in a serious motorcycle accident that left him with a severely injured leg. In the immediate aftermath of the accident he was receiving medical treatment at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast and his condition was improving at the time of his detention.

However, subsequent to his arrest and imprisonment in Britains notorious Belmarsh Special Secure Unit [SSU], Aidens medical condition began to deteriorate at an alarming rate.

In response to intense political pressure the Belmarsh authorities reluctantly acquired the services of a medical specialist and doctor to examine Aidens injured leg. After a brief examination the Belmarsh-appointed specialist informed him that the injured leg should be amputated. Aidens family and friends, disturbed by and suspicious of this opinion, immediately sought a second opinion.

After intensive and prolonged political lobbying by the Irish Political Status Committee and other human rights groups an independent specialist was permitted access to Belmarsh SSU to examine Aiden. After the examination the independent specialist deemed the limb saveable contrary to the opinion of the prison-appointed specialist. However, the independent specialist also insisted that it was essential that Aiden receive appropriate medical treatment without any further delay, warning that he feared the worst if the relevant treatment was not forthcoming.

Not only is Aiden still being denied proper treatment but astonishingly, the Full Sutton prison authorities have decided to withdraw his pain-killing medication on a gradual basis. No alternative medication has been offered on the grounds that the pain in his leg is purely psychological. The painkilling medication Aiden is receiving has also been called into question. He has been suffering from bouts of short-term memory loss, which he believes are triggered by its use.

The actions of the British prison authorities run contrary to Article 25 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union which states that: Everyone has the right of access to preventative health care and the right to benefit from medical treatment under the conditions established by national laws and practices. Aidens legal team has initiated proceedings against HMP Full Sutton on account of the treatment meted out to him.

The British authorities had transferred all the official documentation relating to Aidens repatriation bid to the Department of Justice in Dublin by September 2005 but the application has still not been processed. These delays are leaving Aiden at risk of having his injured leg amputated in England.

We the undersigned demand an immediate end to this blatant disregard for the health and well being of this young prisoner. We call on the British and Irish governments to speed-up existing repatriation procedures and return Aiden to Ireland immediately so he can receive the medical attention denied to him in England.

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  • 01 December 2015785. Aisling Ross
    I support this petition
  • 30 November 2015784. Charlie Jefferson
    Macker bring this man home and let him get the medical treatment that he requires. If you don't then you are a heart-less B*STARD.
  • 29 November 2015783. Diarmuid B
    Aiden should be repatriated anyway, as is his right under the European Convention of the Transfer of Prisoners, but even more urgent in the case of appropriate health care being denied or under question.
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    Support political prisoners of the legitimate struggles for social and national liberation
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  • 19 October 2015776. John S
    Repatriate Aiden and do for his health and care as you'd have done for your own. Just another heartbreaking outrage in the long history of abuses against the Irish.
  • 17 October 2015775. John O
    international civil rights are a priority that must be honoured.
  • 02 October 2015774. Anastasia H
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  • 17 September 2015772. Nancy R
    As a Nurse I find witholding Medical Treatment apalling! I've worked in 2 State Prisons in the U.S. and I've become an Advocate. Every Human Being has a right to Healthcare--We are all created equal in the the Eyes of the Lord--and we will all die someday
  • 04 September 2015771. Eamonn K
    bring him home now mcdowell
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  • 26 August 2015768. Gerry F
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  • 26 August 2015767. Karen B
    Stop this inhuman treatment. Even prisoners have rights!
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  • 13 August 2015765. Rab K
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    Bring him home!!!!!
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    good luck
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    MC DOWELL WILL NOT HELP HIM BUT WE MUST

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Javier MoyerBy:
Culture and SocietyIn:
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Mr. Michael McDowell, Irish Minister of Justice, Equality and Law Reform

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