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Sinn Fein leader Adams still in custody

2014-05-01 11:43

Belfast - Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams remains in police custody as detectives question him over his alleged role in the Irish Republican Army killing of a Belfast mother of 10 in 1972.

Senior politicians in Adams' Irish nationalist party said on Thursday they hoped he would be released soon without charge.

Under Northern Ireland's anti-terrorist law he can be held for two days, then police must release or charge him or seek a judicial extension to his custody.

The 65-year-old Adams denies any role in the outlawed IRA. Former members who spoke on tape to a Boston College-commissioned research project have linked him to the abduction, slaying and secret burial of Jean McConville, a 38-year-old widow whom the IRA branded a British spy.

An official 2006 investigation dismissed this claim.

Comments
  • wikus.erasmus.545 - 2014-05-01 11:59

    Obviaaas

  • Jaco Lambrechts - 2014-05-01 12:05

    how can the British judicial system/police investigation wait FORTYTWO years to suddenly accuse him now?

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