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Welcome for resumption of prison dialogue

11 August, 2010 - by Carál Ní Chuilín

Sinn Féin Assembly member for North Belfast Caral NíChuilin has welcomed the news that talks between the Prison Administration and the prisoners in Roe House have resumed.

Ms NíChuilin said:

“Since the talks process between the representatives of the prisoners in Roe House and the Prison Administration broke down late last week I have been in contact with the Justice Minister David Ford and the Prison Administration.

“It has long been my view that the situation in Roe House can be resolved if the necessary political will is shown. Prisoners have the right to be held with dignity and respect. The current situation in Roe House falls well below this standard.

“It is now important that the dialogue between the prisoners and the administration quickly comes to a satisfactory conclusion which will see the protest ended and decent humane conditions established in the prison.” ENDS

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