Thursday, July 7, 2011
Clergy Abuse Victims at Nazareth House Meet Belfast Mayor Regarding Horror Lived and Demanding an Inquiry
Magdalene Laundries not exclusive to Ireland, The Abuse Catholic Jails were Duplicated in Australia too
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
The Irish Times today published yet another article to unmake the crimes committed by the catholic nuns in the Magdalene Laundries. Reporter Patsy McGarry reported how there was no statutory basis whatsoever for the incarceration of young ladies in Ireland's Magdalene laundries, according to a seminar at UCD yesterday.
After the 1960's women were taken by the court system to the Seán McDermott Street laundry in the city of Dublin but detention of most of the women resulted in unlawful incarceration. Yes, the Irish government worked hand in hand with the Vatican to cover up this abuse but also facilitate it. Harvard University law school Maeve O'Rourke spoke at the seminar in the university’s Humanities Institute of Ireland, hosted by the Justice for Magdalene’s (JFM) group and also presented the JFM case to the UN Committee Against Torture in Geneva held this year.
Ms. O'Rourke detailed that there the young girls were subjected to illegal forced labour by the catholic nuns under terms of a 1930 Forced Labour Convention, which was signed by Ireland in 1931. The last laundry was closed in 1996 and the young girls were subjected to continuous torture, degrading treatment which most of them have not recovered from until this day.
Axel Cooley, Collaborator
Go to Mary Smith's detailed testimony of the torture lived in these catholic jails known as the Magdalene Laundries: