13th February 2003
Stevens' revelations demand a fully independent, judicial inquiry into the murder of Pat Finucane
West Belfast Sinn Fein MLA and Party Spokesperson on Equality and Human Rights, Bairbre deBrún, has re-iterated the demand for a fully independent judicial inquiry into the murder of Pat Finucane following the revelation by the Stevens Inquiry that it has only just received papers highlighting the role of British military intelligence in the killing.
Ms deBrún said,
`` There is no denying that British military intelligence and Special Branch played a major role in the murder of the prominent human rights lawyer Pat Finucane.
`` The cover up of the involvement of British military intelligence and Special Branch has been going on for a decade. The revelation that new documentation is now only coming to light in the third Stevens Investigation does little to inspire confidence that the current approach can deliver the full truth in this case. The magnitude and implications of Pat Finucane's murder demand a full and independent investigation.
The involvement of British military intelligence and the Special Branch in Pat Finucane's death, their manipulation of the loyalist death squads and the political authorisation of these activities, must be properly investigated and exposed.
`` The Finucane case will not go away. Only a fully independent, judicial inquiry into this killing will uncover the truth''.
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