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Process agreed to deal with the past has to be delivered – Kelly

29 May, 2015 - by Gerry Kelly


Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly has called today for the process to deliver mechanisms agreed at Stormont House to deal with the legacy of the past to be speeded up.  

Gerry Kelly was speaking after a Panorama programme revealed large-scale collusion between British Military Intelligence and the RUC’s Special Branch and loyalist gangs.

Gerry Kelly said:

“The Panorama programme is the latest contribution to what is now a wide body of evidence of systemic British state collusion in a murder campaign against the nationalist community.

“This includes the activities of the so-called Glenanne Gang, who were responsible for more than a 100 killings in Mid Ulster and in Dublin and Monaghan, and a whole series of UDA and UVF gangs across the Six Counties who were armed, trained and directed by British Military Intelligence and the RUC’s Special Branch.

“The Police Ombudsman is also currently working on an inquiry into a shadowy Special Branch forensic team which misled inquiries and the courts on inquiries into up to 60 murders.

“The British government is refusing to honour its commitment to hold an independent inquiry into the murder of human rights solicitor Pat Finucane and the PSNI is still continuing to frustrate and delay inquests and investigations into the murders of victims of state and state-controlled death squads.

“This points up the need to speed up the process to deliver the architecture to deal with the legacy of the past agreed at Stormont House.”

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