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Sinn Féin case against BBC continues

5 November, 2003

Speaking after Sinn Féin's challenge against the BBC censoring Sinn Féin from its election coverage last night was adjourned until tomorrow morning, party representative Alex Maskey said:

" Sinn Féin will not stand by and watch the rights and entitlements of the republican electorate being abused by the BBC or anyone else. Last night Sinn Féin were deliberately excluded from election coverage on that channel. That is the basis of our High Court action today.

" We are happy at the manner in which this case has proceeded and we believe that the BBC should listen to the judge's remarks this evening when he told them to go home and give their position some 'mature reflection' overnight.

" We will be back here in the morning when it would be our hope that this matter will be satisfactorily resolved." ENDS

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