Saturday, 13 June 2009

Update: Suzanne Breen Confidential Sources Case

© Joe ÓNéill 2009
Peter Bunting, Assistant General Secretary, Northern Ireland Committee, Irish Congress of Trade Unions, (Centre) addresses the media outside Laganside Courts, to his left, Seamus Doherty, President of the National Union of Journalists, (Ireland) and Seamus Dooley, Irish Secretary of the NUJ.

Thank you for the support and solidarity

Belfast and District NUJ branch met on Friday and would like to thank all the staff of the NUJ, Trade Councils, ICTU, IFJ, friends, supporters, chapels and branches for your help, messages of support, signing petitions and attending protests and rallies on behalf of the Suzanne Breen campaign. They would also like to thank other trade unionists, human rights groups and the international solidarity shown to our colleague Suzanne. We await the verdict with hope for freedom of the press; but are well aware the campaign may need to continue if the decision goes against Suzanne. Protection of sources goes to the heart of journalism.
Kevin Cooper

I'd just like to say a huge thank you to everybody who attended the protest. At an extremely stressful time, it was heartening to see so many supportive faces from the unions, media, voluntary sector, human right's groups, and academia. I appreciate that you all took the time to go to Laganside courthouse. I'd also like to thank all those international supporters who have sent messages of solidarity and signed the petition. We're back in court next week. Hopefully, justice will prevail.

Suzanne Breen NUJ member and the northern editor of the Sunday Tribune.
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