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MI5 holding Finucane murder files

13 December, 2010 - by Gerry Kelly


Sinn Féin Assembly member for North Belfast Gerry Kelly has said that revelations that MI5 are holding files in relation to the murder of Pat Finucane and that the Inquiries Act 2005 was initiated at their insistence to prevent the truth from being revealed adds further significant weight to the Finucane family campaign for a fully independent international inquiry into the murder.


Mr Kelly said:


“The British State has to date never acknowledged holding files and information into the murder of Pat Finucane. Instead they have hidden behind a long standing campaign of concealment and cover-up.


“The revelations that MI5 are holding files directly related to the murder of Pat Finucane and that the Inquiries Act 2005 was initiated at their insistence to prevent the truth from being revealed adds significant further weight to the family demand for a fully independent international inquiry into the murder. That is what the British government agreed and that is what the British government must deliver.” ENDS

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