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Sinn Féin challenge IMC members to resign

26 April, 2005

Sinn Féin Assembly member Alex Maskey today led a party delegation to meet with the IMC in Belfast. Speaking after the meeting Alex Maskey said:

"The Independent Monitoring Commission was established in breach of the Good Friday Agreement. It operates outside the Agreement and contrary to natural justice and the European Convention on Human Rights and it can have no role in the political process.

"We set out our position again to them today that they are not an independent body, are not impartial and that their reports have been used by the British Government to discriminate against our party and in an attempt to interfere with the democratic process.

"Following from this we challenged the members of the Independent Monitoring Commission today to resign from the Commission and to set aside their four reports to date." ENDS

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