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Adams to discuss possibility of appealing Court of Appeal decision with legal team

14 February, 2018 - by Gerry Adams TD


Sinn Féin Louth TD Gerry Adams has expressed his disappointment at today’s Court of Appeal decision in his appeal against two convictions in the 1970s for attempting to escape from the internment cages in Long Kesh.

Gerry Adams said:

“I am disappointed, though not entirely surprised, by today’s High Court decision.

"In their defence of internment the British Government always claimed that the removal of a person’s right to liberty would require the personal decision of the British Secretary of State.

“However, it would appear, according to this judgement, that without reference to ministers, senior civil servants can take away a person’s liberty.

“I will now discuss with my legal advisers what options, including an appeal, are open to me.” 

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