Calls for prisoner Brendan Lillis release following hospital transfer

A republican prisoner who has been at the centre of a campaign to get him released from jail has been moved to an outside hospital.

59-year-old Brendan Lillis who has been confined to bed in the prison hospital at Maghabbery for the past 18 months is said by his family to be in a "critical condition.''

They have been campaigning to secure his release from the prison.

Sinn Fein Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney, said that the news that he has been moved to hospital is vindication that he should be released:

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