“we will use all legal means to bring those responsible before the courts”

RTÉ reports that – “Around 50 supporters of dissident republican groups protested this afternoon outside Antrim police station.” Meanwhile the Committee on the Administration of Justice has expressed their concerns about the continued detentions. And how long before Policing Board member, Sinn Féin’s Alex Maskey, joins the protest line? As for his reference to “beyond the existing seven days”. Does that refer to the current 7 day extension granted on Tuesday under the Counter-Terrorism Act? Which would actually mean the current 14 days in custody? Police could have up to 28 days to question terrorism suspects if the courts allow. From the BBC report

In a statement, the Police Service of Northern Ireland said it did “not create legislation” but enforced “the law as it is enacted”. “When investigating any crime we will use all legal means to bring those responsible before the courts,” a PSNI spokeswoman said. “This we do in compliance with European Human Rights legislation.”

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