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PSNI continue to play political charade

1 March, 2013

Commenting on the decision to charge South Armagh Republican Sean Hughes with IRA membership Sinn Féin MP Conor Murphy said:

“It seems the same political charade that was being played out before Christmas with Padriac Wilson is again being played out with Sean Hughes. As we said then those behind this agenda need to be removed from policing before they inflict further damage on the Peace Process.

“This is not about bringing the killers of Robert McCartney to justice. It is in fact the opposite. That became very clear in the court proceedings before Christmas.

“It is no coincidence that the PSNI chose to move against Sean Hughes on the same day they finally moved to act on those who have organised 12 weeks of illegal protests in Belfast and elsewhere. In a bid to create a media impression of balance they underline in very stark terms the very political nature of this move.

“Sinn Féin will continue to support Sean and his family until this political charade is brought to an end and Sean is released.”

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