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Sinn Féin Support Truth Recovery

20 February, 2007

Commenting on remarks made by the Chairperson of the Policing Board Des Rea regarding dealing with the past, Sinn Féin Foyle Representative Raymond McCartney, who is attending a Policing Conference in the Waterfront Hall, said:

"Des Rea has not called for a Truth Commission as reported by some sections of the media. What he has done is repeat a call he made before the publication of the Corey Report for a consultation into dealing with the past. Given the timing just after the O'Loan Report people will be sceptical of the motivation behind his intervention.

"However on the broader issue Sinn Féin are for Truth Recovery. We have published proposals on this. We believe that any process must be victim centred. It must not be controlled or directed by the British government who are one of the combatant groups.. It must have an international dimension. And if we get to that point there must be full participation by all on an equal basis, including the British State." ENDS

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