Historical Enquiries Team – time for an independent assessment
For immediate release 4/4/2012
Sinn Féin call for an independant assessment of how HET investigations have and are being carried out
Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly said the report from the University of Ulster into the HET confirmed what the party had said from the outset about the lack of independance in the HET investigations.The Sinn Féin Policing Spokesperson and member of the Policing Board said:
“The crucial part in this report by Dr Lundy is that she does not believe the HET is independent, that interviews with British soldiers were not impartial, effective or transparent. That the HET is investigating the deaths of people at the hands of the British Army differently from other killings is unacceptable
“Sinn Féin supports people’s right to engage with the HET and accepts that some families have come away from the HET process with a degree of comfort.
“Any deaths during the conflict need to be investigated with the same vigour regardless of who carried out the killing or the standing of the person killed. Sinn Féin is calling for an independant assessment of how HET investigations have been and are being carried out.” CRÍOCH/END