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Paul Murphy challenged to clarify justification for delay in publication of Cory Report

16 January, 2004

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Equality and Human Rights, North Down MLA Caitríiona Ruane has called on the British Secretary of State Paul Murphy to "immediately clarify which human rights considerations are being used by the British government to prevent the publication of Judge Cory's reports."

Ms Ruane continued:

"The British Secretary of State claimed yesterday in the British parliament that one of the reasons for not publishing the Cory report was because of human rights considerations. Presumably he was referring to the continued cover up around those who perpetrated the killing of people as a result of collusion.

"The Secretary of State should be aware that those who colluded and killed have breached the right to life, the most fundamental of all rights and that no amount of excuses from him will justify the decision not to publish this report. His comments are merely an excuse and will be seen as such by the families of those killed and by the wider international community." ENDS

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