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Adams Case Highlights Unacceptable Situation

4 August, 2003

Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Justice matters Conor Murphy has said that the minimalist nature of the information given to Gerry Adams at the weekend about a threat on his life is a high profile example of an unacceptable situation that frequently arises

Mr Murphy said:

"Frequently the PSNI call at the doors of republicans and nationalists and inform them that their lives are in danger. They refuse to give any further details of the nature of threat or the level of danger that they believe you to be in.

"This policy is wrong. The principle when dealing with such incidents should be maximum information not the minimum which is currently the case. Giving out the minimum amount of information actually adds to the anxiety and worry individuals under threat feel." ENDS

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