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Marian Price needs medical care outside prison

5 April, 2012 - by Jennifer McCann

Sinn Féin MLA Jennifer McCann said that Marian Price should be moved to an outside hospital after senior doctors said she could not get the care she needed while in prison.

She was speaking after meeting Justice Minister David Ford at Castle Buildings along with fellow MLA Sean Lynch.

Jennifer McCann, who is also a member of the Assembly’s Justice Committee said:

“Senior doctors have assessed Marian Price’s mental condition and said that she could not receive the medical care she needs in prison. It is now incumbent on David Ford to move her to an outside hospital so that she can receive the care needed.

“The doctors have also stated that she is not fit to participate in any legal proceedings. The fact that she has twice been released on bail by senior judges, who have seen evidence not available to her solicitors, raises the question, how is she a threat to anyone?

“This is an abuse of natural justice. On humanitarian terms alone she should be moved to an outside hospital never mind the fact that her continued imprisonment damages public confidence in the justice system.”

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