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SF to raise Maghaberry situation with Justice Minister

29 June, 2010 - by Alex Maskey, Pat Sheehan, Westminster


A Sinn Féin delegation will meet with the Justice minister David Ford tomorrow morning. The delegation lead by party President Gerry Adams will also include Martin McGuinness and Alex Maskey.


Speaking today in advance of the meeting, Sinn Féin spokesperson on justice issues Alex Maskey said that the current situation in Maghaberry would be on the agenda.


Mr Maskey said:


“Tomorrow a Sinn Féin delegation will meet with the Justice Minister David Ford. Amongst the issues being raised will be the ongoing situation in Maghaberry and in particular the conditions in Roe House.


“People being held in prison regardless of why they are there deserve to be treated with respect and dignity. The conditions in Roe House in our view currently fall well below this standard.


“Sinn Féin delegations have visited the prison and met with prisoners relatives and support groups on the outside. We are determined to see the situation in Maghaberry resolved and a humane system put in place.” ENDS

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