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Sinn Féin expresses concern at inquests suspension

15 November, 2012 - by Raymond McCartney

Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney said the decision of the Senior Coroner John Leckey to suspend the inquests into 14 controversial killings by the state is disappointing.

The Sinn Féin Justice spokesperson and Vice Chair of the Assembly’s Justice Committee said:

“This is obviously deeply concerning and upsetting for the families involved who have already waited too long to find out the truth about the death of their loved ones.

“Not only is it disappointing that the inquests have been suspended but the matter in which that action was taken by the Coroner showed a lack of respect and sensitivity to the families concerned.

“Previous inquests were and are seen nowadays for the sham they were and new inquests were the only means the families had of finding out the truth about the killing of their loved ones.

“Sinn Féin will continue to support the families in their endeavours to find out truth.”

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