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  • British had role in Belfast lawyer’s killing

    British police and army agents planted inside Northern Ireland's major Protestant gang played a pivotal role in assassinating a Belfast attorney, a former U.N. war crimes investigator concluded in a damning report about one of the most divisive slayings of the entire four-decade conflict.

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  • "At every turn, it is clear that this report has done exactly what was required: To give the benefit of the doubt to the state, its Cabinet and ministers, to the army, to the intelligence services, to itself," Mrs. Finucane told a news conference, flanked by her sons Michael and John, who both witnessed their father's killing and are human rights lawyers today.

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  • "At every turn, dead witnesses have been blamed and defunct agencies found wanting. Serving personnel and active state departments appear to have been excused," she said.

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