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Welcome for Pearse Jordan decision

4 July, 2013 - by Pat Sheehan

Sinn Féin MLA Pat Sheehan has welcomed today’s High Court decision to grant the family of IRA Volunteer Pearse Jordan a judicial review of the inquest verdict into his killing by the RUC in 1992.

The West Belfast MLA said:

“I welcome this decision by the High Court. The campaign by Pearse’s parents Hugh and Teresa for truth and justice on behalf of their son has been a source of great admiration.

 “One of the main concerns of the family was the rehiring of retired RUC members into the Legacy Support Unit of the PSNI, which was tasked with supplying the original inquest with evidence of the shooting.

“Sinn Féin will continue to oppose and expose this policy which undermines the rights of families like the Jordans and wider public confidence.

“If the judicial review of the coroner’s verdict is successful the family will get the new inquest they have asked for and hopefully uncover more truth about the circumstances surrounding the killing of their unarmed son.”

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