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IMC admit that report contained lies

16 October, 2004

Commenting after it emerged that the PSNI and IMC have acknowledged that their first report contained totally inaccurate information regarding the murder of Michael O'Hare, Sinn Féin Assembly member Gerry Kelly said:

"At the time the IMC Report was published Sinn Féin denounced its contents and exposed a series of inaccurate sections. Other political parties accepted it as gospel. Now the PSNI and IMC have themselves acknowledged the report was based on inaccurate information.

"The fact is the IMC has no credibility and this news further exposes this unrepresentative British securocrat tool. Those who jumped up and down and were quick to try and use the shoddy IMC Report as a basis to attack Sinn Féin should reflect long and hard on their reaction given the gradual exposure of the report as lies.

"The IMC has no positive role to play. It operates outside the terms of the Good Friday Agreement and it is little more than a mechanism to be used to exclude the largest nationalist party, Sinn Féin, from the process." ENDS

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