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Backing for Finucane challenge to British government attempt to limit scope of inquiry

8 February, 2005


Sinn Féin Councillor Paul Fleming has said that he supports the Finucane family in their efforts to thwart the British Government changing the law to limit the power of any further inquiries.

Councillor Fleming stated,

"The family of collusion victim Pat Finucane have travelled to London today to confront the British Government over their attempts to change the law over any future inquiries.

"Geraldine Finucane recently gave the annual Bloody Sunday Lecture at the Guildhall and articulated the lengths in which the British Government have covered and frustrated the many families who strive to get the truth as not only how but why their family members were executed.

"It is obvious that the British Government have much to fear from the truth of their dirty war in Ireland being exposed. This would show that there was an institutional policy of collusion between the British forces and Unionist death squads that can be traced to the highest level of government.

"In order to protect themselves the British Government are now proposing that any further inquiries, like the ones called for by Judge Peter Cory over collusion, would have limited remits.

"Sinn Féin support the campaign by the Finucane family to have full disclosure over what happened to Pat Finucane and the hundreds of others who died as a result of the policy of collusion. ENDS

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