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Adams accused of ordering murders

Publié par Clifford Armion le 29/03/2010

David McKittrick

"Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams was accused at the weekend of ordering two murders carried out by the IRA, including a notorious incident in which a mother of ten was shot dead and secretly buried.

"The accusations are contained in a new book, Voices from the Grave, by veteran journalist Ed Moloney, which is to be published this week. They are based on the posthumous testimony of a former Belfast IRA commander, Brendan Hughes.

"In 1972 Jean McConville was abducted from a Falls Road flat in Belfast. Hughes is said to have confirmed the IRA allegation that she was passing information to the British Army via a hidden radio transmitter. For years the IRA denied all knowledge of her abduction, so that she became known as one of "the disappeared", a group of IRA victims who were buried in secret graves. Mrs McConville's remains were eventually recovered, following a long campaign by her family, more than 30 years later. According to Hughes, Gerry Adams ordered her killing as well as that of a republican inmate of the Maze prison near Belfast, Paul Crawford, who died in 1973 in an apparent suicide."

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"Adams accused of ordering murders", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2010. Consulté le 27/07/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/adams-accused-of-ordering-murders