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Threat against Martin McGuinness

24 April, 2009

Sinn Féin Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has been contacted by the PSNI in recent days and informed that a threat to his life existed from so called dissident republicans.   Mr McGuinness said:   “Over the past 24 hours I have been contacted by the PSNI and told of the existence of a threat to my life. It is believed this threat comes from a so called dissident grouping.   “I have spent my entire adult life engaged in the republican struggle to bring about Irish unity and independence. Throughout that time there have been numerous attempts made to silence me and stop me going about my republican work. These have come from a variety of British State Agencies and their surrogates in the loyalist gangs. It now seems that some of these small groups have now taken their place in that company.   “One thing is for certain neither I nor Sinn Féin has allowed these sorts of threats to stop us representing our community and driving forward the republican agenda in the past and we will not allow it to deflect us from our work in the future. The task of building the peace process and advancing republican and democratic goals is far too important for us to let that happen.” ENDS

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