30 June 2005 Edition

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Demil case brought to Europe

Members of the South Armagh Demilitarisation Committee addressed a meeting of the European Parliament's "Intergroup For Peace Initiatives" in Brussels earlier this month.

In a statement, Sinn Féin's Terry Hearty welcomed the opportunity afforded to the SADC to take the campaign onto the floor of the European Parliament.

"We have established contacts with MEPs from a number of European countries and apprised them of the plight of the people of this area," he said. MEPs have also been given a DVD made by our committee, which highlights the destructiveness of the British military occupation.

"A number of MEPs have expressed an interest in visiting the area and we anticipate even greater interest as the more MEPS become aware of the situation here.

We have also been fortunate in establishing contact with the Cyprus Peace Council who are engaged on a similar campaign to remove a British occupation force from their island."


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