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Maskey anger at latest Pearse Jordan inquest delay

21 May, 2008

Sinn Féin Policing Board member Alex Maskey has described the continuing delays in beginning the inquest into the murder of Pearse Jordan by the RUC 16 years ago because of the failure of the PSNI to comply with the demands of the coroner as 'completely unacceptable'.

Mr Maskey said:

"Ever since Pearse was shot dead by the RUC in 1992 his family have fought a long battle for the truth. This struggle has been marked at every turn by concealment and cover-up by the British State and has ended up in court victories for the Jordan family in the Lords and Strasbourg.

"The delays in beginning the inquest must be seen in that context. The failure by the PSNI to comply fully and speedily with the demands of the coroner is completely unacceptable.

"Sinn Féin have raised this case repeatedly over the years and will continue to do so until the Jordan family are satisfied that they have got justice for Pearse."


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