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Marian Price release welcomed by Sinn Féin

30 May, 2013 - by Jennifer McCann


Sinn Féin MLA Jennifer McCann has welcomed today’s decision by the Parole Commissioners to release Marian Price and said it was long overdue.

The West Belfast MLA and Junior Minister said:

“Marian Price was not a threat to the public and her continued detention at the behest of the British Secretary of State was an affront to the justice system. She should never have been imprisoned in the first place.

“Re-imposing her life term licence, especially given that she was granted bail, was a vindictive and unjust decision and denied Ms Price the entitlement to due legal process.

“Sinn Féin had made representations to the parole hearing and we are glad they have seen sense. This was a form of internment and was a threat to the Peace Process.

“The British Government has followed an agenda that saw Marian Price and still does see Martin Corey’s human rights abused. The next sensible and just move should be the immediate release of Martin Corey.” CRÍOCH/END

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