29/11/2006

Sinn Fein leader informed of death threat

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has today been contacted by police who informed him that there is another threat to his life.

A spokesperson for Sinn Féin said: “Sinn Féin takes all of the recent threats seriously.

“We are very mindful that there are elements within the British system, within unionism and some disaffected republicans who are opposed to the Sinn Féin strategy and are prepared to take extreme action to pursue their narrow agenda.

“Sinn Féin will obviously take whatever precautions we can to minimise the danger but we will not be deflected from continuing to do the work we were elected to do.”

Today's threat comes just weeks after it emerged that senior Sinn Féin members had received threats from hard-line republicans who were opposed to the party's possibly change in policy in regards to policing.

(EF)

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