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Threats to lawyers must be taken seriously

14 March, 2003


Sinn Féin Assembly member for West Belfast Bairbre de Brún has said that the
outcome of the survey of lawyers by the Police Ombudsman's Office must be
taken seriously.

Ms de Brún said:

"Threats to lawyers emanating from a police force would be a matter of grave
concern in any country. It must of even greater concern in a country that
has seen the assassination of two leading human rights lawyers.

"The outcome of this survey must be taken seriously

"Sinn Féin has put forward proposals to deal with the deficit of proper
policing here, including proposals to ensure that lawyers are treated with
due respect."

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