[Sinn Fein]

17th December 2002

Inquests Into British State Killings

Sinn Fein MP Michelle Gildernew and party colleague Barry McElduff today attended the preliminary hearings for the inquests for Roseanne Mallon and the McKearney family. Speaking from Dungannon Michelle Gildernew MP said:

`` These inquests basically boil down to two issues. Firstly the British State colluded with those who carried out the killings 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 Inquests into these killings and many others. The PSNI are actively attempting to subvert these inquests and prevent the truth being established. They have consistently failed to provide evidence demanded by the coroner.

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

Sinn Fein Press Office, 44 Parnell Square, Dublin 1
Tel: +353-1-8726100 and +353-1-8726839   ·   Fax +353-1-8733074
E-mail: sinnfein@irlnet.com   ·   Website: http://www.sinnfein.org

Sinn Fein   ·   Sinn Fein Documents