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Adams expresses sympathy on death of Gerry McKerr

19 March, 2015 - by Gerry Adams TD


Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams TD has expressed his condolences and sympathy to the family and friends of Gerry McKerr, one of the 'Hooded Men' who has died.

Speaking from the United States where he is involved in a series of political engagements, Gerry Adams said:

 “I was saddened to learn of Gerry McKerr's death at his home in Lurgan on Thursday.

 “Gerry was one of 14 men tortured by the British Army in August 1971.

 “Following campaigning by the men and their many supporters and new information uncovered in an RTÉ documentary, the Irish government last year announced it would ask the European Court of Human Rights to revise its judgment on allegations that the British government sanctioned the use of torture against them.

 “Gerry and all the 'Hooded Man' deserve justice and Sinn Féin will continue to support their case.

 “I wish to extend my sympathy and condolences to Gerry's wife Eileen and their children and all his family and friends at this sad time.”

ENDS

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