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2 October 1997 Edition

Garda harassment is political censorship

2 October 1997

The ongoing harassment of republicans in the 26 Counties is designed as a form of political censorship. Sinn Féin is a legal political party yet their meetings are monitored by the Garda Special Branch and their members are subject to constant harassment, including arrest. Spurious charges are laid against Sinn Féin members and employers are intimidated into making republicans redundant. Free article

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