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Inquiry with full investigative powers required for Kincora – McCartney MLA

9 July, 2014 - by Raymond McCartney

Vice chair of the Assembly Justice Committee Raymond McCartney MLA has called for an inquiry with the powers to subpoena MI5 files on child abuse at the Kincora Boys Home.

Mr McCartney said:

"The allegations that British intelligence agencies monitored and facilitated the abuse of children at Kincora Boys home are shocking.

“Only a properly constituted public inquiry with powers of subpoena can uncover the whole truth and provide justice for the victims.

“If as alleged, MI5 recorded the abuse of young boys at Kincora, then any inquiry must have full powers to compel witnesses to appear and access all files relating to this issue.

“This is not the first time that allegations of MI5 involvement in this scandal have emerged.

“However, the British intelligence services have consistently been more concerned with covering up their involvement rather than in achieving justice for the victims of serial abusers.

“There needs to be a full investigation into the awful abuse at Kincora Boys Home and nothing less than full disclosure is acceptable.”

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