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Disappointment at government’s refusal to publish report into McAnespie killing

21 February, 2018 - by Linda Dillon

Sinn Féin victims and legacy spokesperson Linda Dillon has expressed disappointment that Irish Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has refused to release the Crowley Report into the death of Aidan McAnespie.

The Mid Ulster MLA said:

“Today marks the 30th anniversary of the killing of Aidan McAnespie by a British soldier.

“For too long his family’s demand for truth and justice has been denied. Publishing the report would be another step in getting to the truth of what happened on that morning.

“It is disappointing that Charlie Flanagan will not publish the report.

“Sinn Féin will continue to support McAnespie family in their pursuit of truth and justice.

“Today’s decision is another example of why the funding for legacy inquests need to be released and the consultation on the legacy structures agreed at Stormont House should begin immediately.” 

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