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Important ruling on MoD evidence in Tyrone Inquests

16 September, 2003

Sinn Fein Fermanagh South Tyrone MP Michelle Gildernew has welcomed the ruling ordering solicitors acting for the British MoD and PSNI in the inquest into the deaths of 10 people killed in Tyrone including Roseanne Mallon, to produce "unredacted" or unedited evidence within 21 days.

Ms Gildernew said:

"This ruling is an important step forward in the search for truth for the families of those people killed in questionable circumstances by British State forces or where there is evidence of collusion between British security agencies and unionist paramilitaries.

"The refusal of solicitors acting for the British Ministry of Defence and the PSNI to give the families access to unedited evidence has been detrimental to these inquest proceedings.

"The British state will go to any length to prevent the truth about the policies of collusion and shoot-to-kill coming out into the public domain. However, they the momentum for the truth about the policy of collusion is unstoppable.

"Sinn Féin will continue to support the families and relatives of all victims who have suffered as a result of this conflict. The British government must also play their part. Their responsibility in the peace process and in resolving this conflict demand nothing less." ENDS

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