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Sinn Féin welcome coroners ruling on Shoot to Kill

16 September, 2009 - by John O'Dowd

Sinn Féin MLA for Upper Bann, John O’Dowd, has welcomed the ruling by the Coroner that the PSNI must release reports into the killings of six unarmed republicans in 1982.

Speaking following the ruling Mr O’Dowd said:

"This ruling is a welcome step forward in the families 27 year campaign for the truth into the killings of their loved ones.

“Despite effort by the PSNI to delay this further by 6 months the fact that they have now been instructed to hand over the report s within seven weeks is the right decision.

“However it is a concern that these reports may be redacted by the PSNI. They must be brought forward with full disclosure as the families have called for. Anything less will not be exposing the full truth into these killings by the RUC.”

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