Children's human rights must be protected - Maskey
Sinn Féin MP for West Belfast, Paul Maskey, has stated that the Human Rights of children should not be abused and they should be free from intimidation following an image appearing of a young girl being questioned by the PSNI during a stop and search operation.
Speaking today Mr Maskey said:
“It has come to our attention, following a picture being widely circulated on social media, that children were caught up in a stop and search operation by the PSNI.
“The picture appears to show a young girl being questioned by the PSNI.
“This is unacceptable policing. The Human Rights of children should not be abused and children should be free from intimidation from anyone including action such as this by the PSNI.
“We have already contacted the PSNI and have strongly criticised these actions.
“Sinn Féin will commend good policing when it occurs however we will also challenge and raise poor policing such as this at all levels."