Durkan: Sinn Fein knew about legislation

From today’s Irish News (subs needed):

SDLP leader Mark Durkan last night claimed that Sinn Fein had previously known that the on the runs legislation would extend to killers within the security forces. “This legislation doesn’t just deny victims justice … it will deny victims and all of us truth,” Mr Durkan said. “Gerry Adams claims Sinn Fein didn’t know this legislation was going to extend to killers and other criminals who were inside crown forces,” Mr Durkan said. “Sinn Fein did know. They did a calculated trade off. They sold out the relatives that they claimed to be championing.”

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