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Kelly comments on RUC Finucane admissions

7 April, 2010 - by Gerry Kelly

Responding to a new book by a former member of the RUC acknowledging collusion in the murder of Pat Finucane, Sinn Féin Assembly member for North Belfast Gerry Kelly said:

"The cover up of the involvement of British military intelligence and Special Branch in Pat Finucane’s murder has been going on since 1989. Despite this very deliberate policy of concealment the Finucane family have remained steadfast in their demands for the truth. The Finucane case will not go away. Only a fully independent, judicial inquiry into this killing will uncover the truth.”

“The revelations from a former member of the RUC investigation team that collusion was part of the Finucane murder and that an Assistant Chief Constable warned him off getting too close to the investigation will not surprise those of us who have supported the family in their campaign.

“The involvement of British military intelligence and the Special Branch in Pat Finucane's death, their manipulation of the loyalist death squads and the political authorisation of these activities, must be properly investigated and exposed.” ENDS

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