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de Brún to hold talks with Finucane family

1 November, 2005

Sinn Féin MEP Bairbre de Brún will hold discussions in Belfast tomorrow afternoon with family of murdered Human Rights lawyer Pat Finucane. The meeting will explore avenues in Europe along which the Finucane family can travel in order to ensure that the British government end the cover-up surrounding the murder of Pat Finucane in 1989.

Ms de Brún said:

" The Finucane family have for many years been campaigning for the establishment of an Independent International Inquiry to establish the truth surrounding the murder of Pat Finucane in Belfast in 1989. Sinn Féin has supported the Finucane family in their campaign throughout this time. Throughout these years the British State has continued to cover up the role played by its agents and agencies in this killing.

" Despite a public commitment to establish an inquiry into this killing the British government have subsequently brought forward legislation which, in the view of the Finucane family would ensure that any inquiry held within these parameters would not deliver the truth. This situation is unacceptable.

" Tomorrow's meeting with the Finucane family will explore avenues in Europe which we can go down in the time ahead to try and ensure that the British government ends the cover-up surrounding this killing and see established the sort of Independent International Inquiry sought by the Finucane family." ENDS

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