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Article raises serious questions concerning Special Branch involvement in Donaldson location

10 April, 2006

Sinn Féin Assembly member Gerry Kelly today said that a report in yesterdays Sunday Business Post newspaper alleging that a former PSNI detective was involved along with a Sunday World journalist in the location and outing of Denis Donaldson's whereabouts in Donegal raised very serious issues for the PSNI to address.

Mr Kelly said:

"We are told in yesterdays Sunday Business Post newspaper that the man who led the Sunday World to Denis Donaldson's home in Donegal and who secretly filmed him there was a former RUC member called Colin Breen. Shortly after the Sunday World exposure, Denis Donaldson was killed.

"Given the role played by Special Branch in Denis Donaldson's life over the course of many years the revelation of the involvement of Colin Breen in this story is extremely sinister. It is clear that the PSNI Special Branch now have very serious questions to answer about their role in publicising Denis Donaldson‚s whereabouts." ENDS

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