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Sinn Féin to raise Brown Case with British Government

20 January, 2004


Mid-Ulster Sinn Féin Assembly member Geraldine Dougan will tomorrow meet with the British Secretary of State Paul Murphy as part of the party delegation discussing the forthcoming Review. Ms Dougan will be raising with Mr Murphy the Police Ombudsman report into the killing of Sean Brown in her constituency in 1997 and the continuing failure of the British Government to publish and act upon the Cory Report.

Ms Dougan said:

"Tomorrow's meeting with the British Secretary of State Paul Murphy is part of the ongoing engagement before the commencement of the Review of the Agreement due to commence in early February.

"In addition to this business it is my intention to raise with Mr. Murphy the damning report published yesterday by the Police Ombudsman into the killing of Sean Brown in my constituency in 1997 and the continuing failure of the British Government to publish or act upon the Cory Report.

"The killing of Sean Brown and the subsequent investigation raise very serious questions for the British government. The removal of files from PSNI barracks only took place once the Ombudsman began to investigate the case. These files were removed by members of the PSNI. There can be no other explanation.

"It is time for the British government to come clean on their decades long policy of collusion and cover up. The families of those killed are demanding answers and the British government cannot be allowed to stall on these matters any further." ENDS

Editors Note; The Sinn Féin delegation consisting of Mitchel McLaughlin, Bairbre de Brún, Geraldine Dougan and Philip McGuigan will meet with the British Secretary of State at 3pm at Hillsborough.

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