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McCartney welcomes Supreme Court decision

11 May, 2011 - by Raymond McCartney

Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney commenting on the ruling by the British Supreme Court today said:

“This ruling is total vindication of mine and Eamon McDermott’s contention of innocence all along. It is also a heavy indictment of what passed for a policing and justice system in the North of Ireland throughout the conflict.

“After many years of campaigning and successfully challenging the judgement of the Northern Courts we were finally vindicated and the original findings were quashed. But even though the Courts here found in our favour, the vindictiveness of the British Establishment towards Irish Republicans could not handle the fact that its courts in effect found it guilty of a miscarriage of justice and the British Secretary of State (SOS)refused an application for compensation.

“Now the highest Court in the British Judicial System has over ruled the political decision of the British SOS and totally vindicated our position.

“I have instructed my Legal team to proceed appropriately and I thank them most sincerely for the exemplary manner in which they have conducted the case so far. ENDS

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