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Loyalist death threat against Fermanagh councillors condemned

1 September, 2008


Sinn Féin Fermanagh South Tyrone MP Michelle Gildernew has condemned the death threats against Sinn Féin councillors in Fermanagh issued to the Fermanagh Herald today from a group calling itself the Real UVF.

She also called on unionist political leaders in the county to challenge those responsible for such threats and to do more to demonstrate that they respect the rights of nationalists and their elected representatives to live free from sectarian intimidation and attack.

Ms Gildernew said:

"I understand that a group calling itself the Real UVF have issued dearth threats against Sinn Féin councillors in Fermanagh through the local paper, the Fermanagh Herald.

"Those issuing these threats have nothing to offer our communities and will not deter Sinn Féin from pursing our objectives of Irish Unity.

"These sick threats against a team of councillors who work tirelessly for their constituents in Fermanagh should be condemned by people from across the political spectrum. I would challenge unionist representatives to speak out and intervene directly.

"There is a responsibility on the political leaders of unionism in Fermanagh to demonstrate that they respect the rights of nationalists and their elected representatives." ENDS

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