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Adams welcomes new Slane Inquest

9 June, 2011 - by Gerry Adams TD


 

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has welcomed the decision by the Attorney General to reopen the inquest into the murder of Gerard Slane and has called for the British government to co-operate fully with it.

 

Mr. Adams said: “The British government continues to refuse to hold the inquiry promised at Weston Park into the murder of Pat Finucane. That murder and the killing of Gerard Slane and Terence McDaid, and many more, are linked together through the involvement of UDA leader and British agent Brian Nelson.

 

The formal and informal use of collusion involving British state forces and unionist paramilitaries was widespread. The Brian Nelson case provides one detailed example of how it worked at an administrative and institutional level.

 

For decades the British government has sought to conceal collusion, deny its existence and stall on the Pat Finucane Inquiry. The British government should now fully co-operate with this inquest. ”

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