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Adams welcomes High Court detention ruling

25 March, 2009 - by Pat Sheehan

Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams today welcomed the ruling in the High Court in Belfast concerning the detention of a number of people currently being held by the PSNI for periods beyond normal human rights best practice.

Mr Adams said:

“Detaining people for periods extending beyond human rights best practice is simply not acceptable and must not happen in the future

“I welcome the ruling of the High Court this morning. This case should never have had to arise. Our position has been made very clear both publicly and privately to the British Government and the PSNI.

“If evidence does exist against an individual then that person should be charged and that evidence tested before the courts. If no such evidence exists then that person should be released.”


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