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Why are we still waiting for an investigation into renditions? : de Brún

3 February, 2009 - by Martina Anderson MEP


More than two years after Minister Dermot Ahern appeared before the European Parliament to respond to evidence of Irish complicity in "illegal rendition" cases, Sinn Féin MEP Bairbre de Brún has demanded to know why no independent enquiry has been established to probe the claims.

Speaking from the European Parliament where MEPs, the European Council and the European Commission discussed the allegations; de Brún said:

"Time may have passed but these allegations remain un-investigated. I am heartened that MEPs have not forgotten about these claims and neither should people in Ireland. The Irish government still has a responsibility to set-up an independent investigation so that the truth about Ireland's involvement in this disastrous period of human rights violations can be revealed once and for all. It must also ensure that planes that are involved in rendition do not land in Ireland in the future. "

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