Inquiries into state role in killings ‘hugely significant’ – McCartney
Sinn Féin justice spokesperson Raymond McCartney said today that the announcement of two new inquiries into the activity of the British state agent Stakeknife and MI5 and the British secret service was hugely significant.
Raymond McCartney said:
“The fresh investigations announced today by the Director of the Public Prosecution Service Barra McGrory into the British state agent Stakeknife and into potential criminal activity by British Security Service personnel is hugely significant.
“The decision by the Director of the PPS to request the new investigations follows information being provided to him by the Police Ombudsman Dr Michael Maguire.
“Sinn Féin has consistently highlighted the fact that British intelligence and RUC Special Branch personnel colluded with agents to commit murder with impunity.
“The role of agents in killings has also been systemically covered up by the British state.
“The families of the victims of Stakeknife and his British military and Special Branch handlers who continue to protect him have a right to know what occurred and deserve the truth into the killings of their loved ones.
“Sinn Féin will continue to support the search for truth by these families.”