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Adams comments on McConville case

22 March, 2014 - by Gerry Adams

In a statement today, Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams said:

“Due process prevents me from commenting on the recent charging of a man in relation to the death of Jean McConville. This is now a matter for the courts.

“However, the killing of Jean McConville and the disappearing of her remains was wrong and a grievous injustice to her family.

“The injustice suffered by the McConville family is one of many legacy issues relating to the conflict.

“We must bear in mind in all of this that there has been a virtual amnesty for British armed forces including state and state-sponsored killings.

“It is Sinn Féin's view that legacy issues and dealing with the past, including past conflict events, are best addressed through an independent, international, truth recovery process.

“In the absence of that, we have agreed to and are seeking the implementation of the Haass compromise proposals. These include the right of families to choose whether to pursue legal action or to seek maximum truth recovery.”


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