McCartney to raise Panorama revelations at Stormont

Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney is to raise the issue of British state collusion in the deaths of hundreds of people at Stormont in the wake of further damning evidence in a Panorama programme.

The Justice Committee vice-Chairperson said:

“I believe the revelations in Thursday night’s Panorama Programme that the British state killed hundreds of citizens through systemic collusion with loyalist death squads will have shocked many people.

“For many years Sinn Féin has worked with and supported relatives of the victims of collusion.

“There is now a growing body of evidence that collusion between the RUC’s Special Branch and British Military Intelligence was organised on a massive scale.

“That collusion has extended into decades of cover-up by the British Army and the PSNI continues to frustrate and delay inquests and investigations into the murders of victims of state and state-controlled death squads.

“The families of the victims have called for a full independent inquiry into the state’s involvement in the murders of their loved ones. I support them in this call.

“I will also be calling for a full debate on the Panorama revelations at Stormont at the earliest opportunity.”

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