HC Deb 26 February 1920 vol 125 cc1928-9W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland if he will inquire into the case of John Frederick Hedley, who was convicted under the Crimes Act for unlawful assembly under the name of O'Hagan, and subsequently released owing to hunger strike; whether Hedley was on 17th February, 1920, taken by an escourt of Irish police from Rotherham to finish his sentence; where he is now; if he is on hunger strike; and what is the present condition of his health?


The prisoner under the name of John O'Hagan was sentenced to six months' imprisonment at a Crimes Act Court in Belfast in June, 1919, on a charge of unlawful assembly. In October, 1919, he was released from Belfast Prison under the Temporary Releases (III Health) Act, but was to have returned to gaol in November, 1919, which he did not do, having left Ireland. On 17th February he was re-arrested and taken back to Belfast Prison where he is now. He is not on hunger strike, and he is in good health.

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