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Suspension of inquests was disappointing and pointless – Raymond McCartney

11 February, 2013 - by Raymond McCartney

Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney said the decision by coroner John Leckey to suspend the inquests into 21 controversial killings in the early 1970s was wrong in the first place.

The Derry MLA was speaking after the coroner lifted the suspension he called in November last year.

The Sinn Féin Justice Spokesperson said:

“The decision by Senior Coroner John Leckey to suspend the inquests was disappointing and has now proved pointless.

“That decision to suspend the inquests was 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.

“At the time of the suspension there was a complete lack of respect and sensitivity shown to the families concerned. The families deserve the truth about the killing of their loved ones and they have already waited too long.”

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