State role in Finucane murder

British government agents played "key roles" in the 1989 murder of Belfast lawyer Pat Finucane, a report has found. There had been long-running allegations of state collusion in his death.

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Pat Finucane: High-profile lawyer unpopular with Government

  • Pat Finucane worked as a high-profile lawyer in Belfast
  • He frequently defended republicans against terror charges
  • But he became unpopular with the Government
  • One minister at the time said there were solicitors in Belfast who were "unduly sympathetic" to the IRA
  • Pat Finucane was married with three children
  • They all witnessed his killing at the family home in 1989

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