Modal close

Hi there!

Did you know that you can get our headlines, stories and web exclusives delivered to your inbox every day? Sign up for our Daily News Digest today! Don't worry, we'll never share or sell your information.

Roisin McAliskey

Default content image
Listen
Media Options
Listen

Irish civil rights leader Bernadette Devlin McAliskey’s 25-year-old pregnant daughter — Roisin — sits in an isolated high security prison in London, England. She’s awaiting extradition to Germany on charges that she attempted to murder 150 British soldiers as part of an IRA commando operation last year.

Roisin’s supporters say she’s been framed because of her political beliefs and because British officials are using Roisin as a way to punish her mother. And international human rights groups have complained about the conditions under which Roisin is jailed.

Joining us today to talk about Roisin’s case is her mother, Bernadette Devlin McAliskey. Bernadette rose to international prominence in the 1960s and 1970s leading the civil rights struggles of Northern Ireland’s poor, Catholic communities. She was subsequently the youngest woman ever to be elected to the British Parliament.

Related Story

Video squareWeb ExclusiveSep 29, 2017Meet the Irish Photographer Documenting Women in Ireland Who Must Travel Abroad for Safe Abortion
The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation
Up arrowTop