This video from Ireland says about itself:
22 Jan. 2014
The Peace and Neutrality Alliance holds a protest calling for the release of jailed peace activist Margaretta D’Arcy (79).
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Irish rally behind jailed peace activist Margaretta d’Arcy
Thursday 20th Febuary 2014
Irish politicians renewed their fight to free elderly peace campaigner Margaretta D’Arcy from prison.
The 79-year-old, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease and has cancer, was jailed in January for three months after blocking flights from Shannon airport.
Her arrest caused an uproar and serious concerns have been raised about her health.
Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams visited her last week and said he’d achieved assurances from Justice Minister Alan Shatter that Ms D’Arcy has “access to the full range of services in prison, including all medical services.”
Mr Adams said: “Nonetheless she is a frail and elderly woman with a serious medical condition who should not be in prison.
“Margaretta is taking a stand for Irish neutrality and for human rights and against the use of a civilian airport for military purposes, and the secret rendition of detainees to places of torture.”
Mr Adams said that both the Irish human rights commission and the UN committee against torture had condemned the government for its complicity in rendition, where terror suspects are illegally smuggled across international borders.
“Margaretta is not a criminal. She represents no threat to the public and it is outrageous that she should be still in prison. Margaretta D’Arcy should be released immediately,” he said.
Regular protests have been held calling for Ms D’Arcy’s release.
At a vigil on Wednesday outside Leinster House – the home of the Irish parliament – Unite union regional secretary Jimmy Kelly hit out at the charge on interfering with the “proper” use of Shannon airport.
“That is not proper use of a civilian airport in a neutral state.
“During an eight-month period last year, over 350 foreign military aircraft were allowed to land at Shannon.
“That is not proper use of a civilian airport in a neutral state.”
This video is about a speech by Clare Daly, member of the Dáil in Ireland, against the incarceration of 79 year old peace activist Margaretta D’Arcy.
An 84-year-old nun was sentenced to three years in prison on Tuesday for her part in a protest break-in at a US nuclear material storage facility. Megan Rice was convicted of sabotage earlier this year along with two other peace activists for their 2012 protest at the Oak Ridge site, which holds weapons-grade uranium: here.
84-year-old nun sentenced to prison for “sabotaging” US preparations for war: here.