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Staunton - Hutton Inquiry exposes double standards of British government

11 August, 2003

Commenting on the commencement of the Hutton Inquiry into the death of Dr. David Kelly, Sinn Féin representative for North Belfast Kathy Staunton said:

" In the immediate aftermath of the death of arms expert Dr. David Kelly, Tony Blair moved to establish a judicial inquiry. That inquiry commenced this morning only a week after Dr. Kelly was buried.

" Contrast this with the treatment of the family of murdered solicitor Pat Finucane. It is fourteen years since his murder through collusion yet the British government is still actively resisting an independent judicial inquiry.

" The failure to establish an inquiry into the murder of Pat Finucane and other victims of collusion is part of an attempt to cover up the policy of state sanctioned murder in Ireland." ENDS

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