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Gerry Adams freed without charge after questioning over McConville case
theguardian.com ^ | 4 May 2014 | Henry McDonald

Posted on 05/04/2014 11:45:55 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

Gerry Adams has been released without charge from a Northern Ireland police station but a file on him will be sent to the public prosecution service, it has emerged.

The Sinn Féin president was freed at 5.45pm on Sunday from the serious crimes suite at Antrim police station.

He was being questioned about the murder in 1972 of widow Jean McConville as well as IRA membership.

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KEYWORDS: gerryadams; ireland; northernireland

1 posted on 05/04/2014 11:45:55 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Slightly ridiculous proceedings, after 4 days in custody it seems they have no evidence to hold him.


2 posted on 05/04/2014 2:28:48 PM PDT by BlackVeil ('The past is never dead. It's not even past.' William Faulkner)
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To: BlackVeil

Or Sinn Fein threatened to derail the GFA if they didn’t let him go...


3 posted on 05/04/2014 2:32:12 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

That would be a predictable response - and so it should have been thought out in advance.


4 posted on 05/04/2014 2:57:59 PM PDT by BlackVeil ('The past is never dead. It's not even past.' William Faulkner)
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To: BlackVeil

I believe they have evidence to hold and question him, however they do not have enough evidence to convict him. The evidence is tape recordings of two very high level IRA people talking candidly about the past. Both interviewees said Adams was involved with the death of Jean McConville and was the head of the IRA nutting squad that carried it out. Unfortunately for the prosecution, both of these people are dead, thus cannot be cross examined by the defense.


5 posted on 05/04/2014 4:27:39 PM PDT by gusty
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