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Marian Price should be released immediately - McCann

12 March, 2012

Sinn Féin MLA for West Belfast and member of the Justice Committee, Jennifer McCann has, following a meeting with the Justice Minister David Ford today, stated that Marian Price should be released immediately. 

Speaking today Ms McCann said:

“We asked to meet with the Justice Minister over a number of issues however the continued detention of Marian Price was paramount on the agenda.

“We stated very clearly to David Ford our concerns surrounding Marian Price's physical and mental health.

“Marian has spent 300 days in singular confinement in Maghaberry, the current regime that she is being held under in Hydebank is wholly insufficient to deal with her health needs. She should be released immediately to receive the necessary care that she requires.

“Marian Price has been bailed on the charges she faces. The continuing pretext of her detention under the revoking of her license is unacceptable and we are calling on the Parole Commissioners to review this case as a priority so that Marian Price can be released.”

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