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McCartney raises concerns of British political interference in publication of Saville Report.

6 November, 2008 - by Raymond McCartney

Sinn Féin MLA and member of the Bloody Sunday Trust Raymond McCartney has expressed his concern and disappointment on the news that the Saville Report has been delayed for at least another year.

Mr McCartney said,

"I share the frustration of the families and the concerns of the greater Derry public on the news that the Saville Report has again been delayed for at least another year. This inquiry concluded four years ago and the families have waited with patience and dignity for its publication.

"This latest delay is a blow to the families confidence that the report will reach a just and truthful conclusion and there is a growing fear that political interference on behalf of the British Government is adding to the delays.

"I have already spoken to the speaker of the Assembly and intend to raise the matter on Monday in the Assembly under matters of the day and submit a motion for a full debate at the earliest opportunity. In the meantime I will be giving my full support to the families and I am calling on the people of Derry to remain steadfast in their support of the pursuit of truth and justice for the Bloody Sunday families.

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