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Sinn Féin MLAs press Villiers over Marian Price imprisonment

14 March, 2013 - by Jennifer McCann

Sinn Féin MLAs Jennifer McCann and Sean Lynch met the British Secretary of State Theresa Villiers this week regarding the continued imprisonment of Marian Price.

At the meeting the Sinn Féin MLAs pressed for the immediate release of Marian Price.

West Belfast MLA Jennifer McCann said:

“The meeting followed on from a visit that Martin McGuinness and myself had recently with Marian Price and the presentation made by Martin at her parole hearing last week.

“At the meeting with Theresa Villiers, Martin Guinness made it clear that Ms Price was not a threat to the public and that she should be released without further delay.

“I gave a detailed account of the deteriorating condition of Marian Price's health, which has been added to by the recent death of her sister Dolours.

“I also challenged the decision to re-imposing her life term licence especially given that she was granted bail and urged Theresa Villiers to accept that Ms Price is entitled to due legal process. She should be tried in a court of law or released.”

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