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Gerry Adams meets John Stevens over collusion

23 June, 2004

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP last night met with the Metropolitan Police Commissioner John Stevens in London. The meeting discussed the Stevens investigation into the killing of Pat Finucane and the wider issue of collusion.

The Sinn Féin President told Mr. Stevens that it was the Sinn Féin view that the British government is using his inquiry and the trial of Ken Barrett (who is facing charges relating to the case) as excuses to obstruct the establishment of a Public Inquiry into Pat Finucane's death as demanded by the Finucane family and Judge Cory.

Mr. Adams said:

"The institutional use of collusion for over 30 years has led to the deaths of hundreds of people, the maiming of thousands more and the terrorising of an entire community. The Pat Finucane case is at the heart of all of this. That is why the British system is so determined to block a Public Inquiry."ENDS

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