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Sinn Féin re-iterates call for McAliskey Extradition to be dropped

22 August, 2007


Sinn Féin Mid-Ulster MP Martin McGuinness has re-iterated the call for the German Authorities to drop their extradition proceedings against Tyrone woman Roisin McAliskey.

Speaking today's hearing Mr McGuinness said:

"Over ten years ago these matters had a more than adequate hearing in a succession of British Courts and seven years ago the British Crown Prosecution Service ruled that Roisin McAliskey had no case to answer.

"Roisin is the mother of two young children and she has lived in Ireland since her release from prison in England the last time that German authorities attempted to have her extradited. She has always maintained her innocence.

"Sinn Fein have been in contact with both the British and German authorities. This extradition attempt should not have proceeded this far and the case should be dismissed. Sinn Fein fully supports Roisin's campaign for justice." ENDS

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