[Sinn Fein]

26th November 2001

Sinn Fein calls for public judicial inquiry into Finucane killing following the collapse of the Stobie trial

Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams MP has called for a full public judicial inquiry into the killing of Human Rights Lawyer Pat Finucane following the collapse of the case today against William Stobie. Mr. Adams said:

``The collapse of the Stobie trial was predictable.

``From the beginning the British system and in particular the intelligence services responsible for collusion and the running of agents within the loyalist death squads, have used every means available to them to prevent the truth from emerging around Pat Finucane's case and hundreds of other similar killings.

``It is also clear that the DPP was reluctant to pursue a case which would have exposed the complicity of that office in preventing the full facts from becoming public.

``Sinn Fein supports the family in their demand for a full public judicial inquiry. This is the only real mechanism now available for uncovering the truth.''

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