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Gerry Adams condemns Denis Donaldson murder

4 April, 2006

Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams has "condemned without reservation news of t he murder of Denis Donaldson".

Mr. Adams said:

"I want to condemn without reservation the murder of Denis Donaldson. I also want to extend condolences and sympathy to the Donaldson family. I want to disassociate Sinn Fein and all republicans who support the peace process from this killing.

"I have an entirely open mind as to who was responsible for this murder. Denis Donaldson worked for the Special Branch who ruthlessly used him to collapse a democratically elected government. Last year they were about to publicly expose him in a further effort to destabalise the process. It is likely that his death at this time is intended to undermine current efforts to make political progress.

"Those who carried out this murder are clearly opposed to the peace process." ENDS

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