The Sinn Féin Justice spokesperson and Vice Chair of the Assembly’s Justice Committee said:
“This is obviously deeply concerning and upsetting for the families involved who have already waited too long to find out the truth about the death of their loved ones.
“Not only is it disappointing that the inquests have been suspended but the matter in which that action was taken by the Coroner showed a lack of respect and sensitivity to the families concerned.
“Previous inquests were and are seen nowadays for the sham they were and new inquests were the only means the families had of finding out the truth about the killing of their loved ones.
“Sinn Féin will continue to support the families in their endeavours to find out truth.”