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Sinn Féin comment following publication of Claudy Report

24 August, 2010 - by Ian Milne

Speaking after the publication of the Police Ombudsman report into the Claudy bombing, Sinn Féin spokesperson on truth, Francie Molloy said:

“The deaths in Claudy were wrong and should not have happened. The families of the those who died or were injured there deserve and are entitled to the truth about the deaths of their loved ones. They have the same right to know as the families of those killed in Ballymurphy, Springhill and the New Lodge. Sinn Féin support them in this.

The inquiry by the Police Ombudsman was into the nature of the RUC investigation. Due to its limited remit it could never deliver the truth about the circumstances surrounding the bomb for the families of those killed.

It is our view that what is required is an independent international truth commission which all participants in the conflict could participate fully in. This is a mechanism which could actually get to the truth and deliver closure for the families.” CRÍOCH

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