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Kelly welcomes High Court decision to allow Finucane to proceed with case against British government

20 January, 2004


Sinn Féin Assembly member for North Belfast and party spokesperson on Justice issues Gerry Kelly has welcomed the decision of the High Court in Belfast to allow the Finucane family to proceed with their case to force the British government to publish the Cory Report.

Mr. Kelly said:

"I welcome the decision of the High Court in Belfast this morning to allow the Finucane family to proceed with their case to force the British government to publish the Cory Report.

"However it is a disgrace that this family are being forced down this road by the British Government. After the Weston Park talks Tony Blair publicly committed himself to publishing Judge Cory's Report and more importantly acting on its recommendations.

"The British Government have been in possession of the Cory Report since last October. They are hiding behind security and legal matters in yet another stalling exercise to prevent the truth about their involvement in a collusion policy from coming out. This situation is not tenable. The British Government need to realise that the families of those killed through collusion will not simply stop demanding answers and demanding the truth." ENDS

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