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Adams calls for suspects to be charged or released

23 March, 2009 - by Pat Sheehan

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP today repeated his party’s call for those currently being detained by the PSNI for periods beyond human rights best practice to be either charged or released.   Mr Adams said:   “There are currently a number of people, including a 17 year old juvenile, being detained by the PSNI for periods extending beyond human rights best practice. This is not acceptable. They should either be charged now or released.   “Regardless of what activity anyone is suspected of being involved in, they have the right to basic human rights protections. If there is evidence which exists against somebody, then that person should be charged and the evidence put before the courts. If no such evidence exists then that person should be released. That is the democratic standard which most be adhered to.” ENDS

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