[Sinn Fein]

14th July 2003

Gerry Adams calls for the immediate release of Sean O Muireagain

Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams MP this afternoon contacted the Irish government asking that they immediately intervene to secure the release of Belfast man Sean O Muireagain, who was arrested by Israeli forces in the West Bank at the weekend.

Mr. Adams said that Sinn Fein had also been in touch with the Israeli Embassy in Dublin to voice the party's concern and to call for Mr. O Muireagain's release.

Mr. Adams said:

``Sean O Muireagain is a well known Irish language activist in Belfast and there is a lot of concern among his family and friends at his arrest in the West Bank at the weekend.

``Sinn Fein has been in contact with the Irish government and the Israeli Embassy in Dublin voicing our concern about his arrest and calling for Sean O Muireagain to be immediately released.''

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