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Release Maura Harrington – Ó Snodaigh

26 March, 2009 - by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD

Speaking ahead of a protest in support of imprisoned Shell to Sea campaigner Maura Harrington today Sinn Féin Justice Spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD called for the immediate release of Mrs. Harrington describing her imprisonment as both disproportionate and a misuse of public resources.

Deputy Ó Snodaigh said, "Maura Harrington should be released immediately. Her imprisonment is a completely disproportionate punishment for her actions and a misuse of public resources.

"The actions that Maura Harrington has been convicted of are also miniscule compared to the level of violence used by the Gardaí policing the peaceful protests in Bellinaboy yet no charges have been pursued against offending Gardaí." ENDS

Note to editor: A lunchtime protest in support of Maura Harrington will take place at the Norwegian Embassy on Molesworth Street today at 1pm.

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