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British spying operation exposed

27 May, 2004

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Policing Gerry Kelly has said that the discovery of a British military spy operation on the edge of West Belfast is 'a hugely sinister development'.

Mr. Kelly said:

"Sinn Féin have been consistently saying that this sort of covert British military spying is ongoing. In recent days one such operation has been uncovered on the edge of West Belfast. This is of course a hugely sinister development.

"This is the sort of military activity which you will not hear the IMC reporting on. It bears all the hallmarks of the operation outside the home of Roseanne Mallon in Tyrone when the British military spied on people murdering the pensioner.

" At a time when loyalists are engaged in ongoing feuding and there is a real fear that this will spread into attacks on nationalists the irony of the British state engaging in covert spying operations against the nationalist community is not lost." ENDS

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