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Gildernew attends re-opening of inquest for Roseanne Mallon

3 September, 2003

Sinn Féin Fermanagh and South Tyrone MP Michelle Gildernew speaking today at the re-opening of the inquest for Roseanne Mallon said:

"This inquest basically boils down to two issues. Firstly the British State colluded with those who carried out this killing and have acted to prevent the truth being established ever since. They engaged in state sponsored assassination of citizens.

"The second major issue is the continuing failure of the PSNI to co-operate with the Inquest into this killing and many others. The PSNI are actively attempting to subvert this inquest and prevent the truth being established in the same manner that they adopted with the inquest into the killing of Pearse Jordan. They have consistently failed to provide evidence demanded by the coroner. It is clear that the PSNI approach to these inquests mirrors that of the RUC. This approach is driven by a desire to prevent the truth emerging and to frustrate efforts to provide justice for bereaved families.

"The families of those people killed through collusion will not rest until the truth surrounding the murder of their loved ones is established. Sinn Féin will continue to support these families in their fight for truth and justice." ENDS

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