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British Government Force Finucane Family Back To Courts

22 April, 2004

Sinn Féin Assembly member for North Belfast Gerry Kelly has said it was a disgrace that the British government were forcing the Finucane family through the courts once again because of their continuing failure to hold an inquiry into the murder of Pat Finucane.

Mr Kelly said:

" The Finucane family are once again today being forced to go back to the courts in order to ensure that the British government end their campaign of concealment and carry out an inquiry into the murder of Pat Finucane. This is a disgraceful situation.

" The British government are desperate to conceal the involvement of their own system, former ministers and senior PSNI personnel in a campaign of state sponsored murder. That is the rational for the stalling. The issue of impacting on the trial of Ken Barrett is clearly a red herring. The events this week with the publication of the IMC Report prove that.

" The British government need to end the stalling and end the concealment. They need to come clean about the campaign of state sanctioned murder which resulted in the death of Pat Finucane and hundreds of others." ENDS

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