Where does Mary Lou stand on Spotlight allegations?

DUP East Londonderry MP Gregory Campbell has questioned why the Sinn Fein leadership is silent about serious allegations made in a BBC Spotlight programme on Tuesday evening.

By Gregory Campbell Candidate

East Londonderry

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Mr Campbell said,

“Jonathan Dowdall was convicted of falsely imprisoning and waterboarding a man. Earlier this year, Mary Lou said:

“Jonathan Dowdall had no business in Sinn Féin. He shouldn’t have been in our party. If I had known for a second what he would be capable of, what he would go on to do, he wouldn’t have been near me. He wouldn’t have been near Sinn Féin, and he certainly would not have been running for public office.”

BBC Spotlight last night named other Sinn Fein figures as being in a west Belfast house for the IRA interrogation of Sandy Lynch. According to court records, Lynch was stripped, blindfolded, tied up, taunted for hours and told he would wake up hanging upside down in a cowshed where he would be skinned alive and that no one would hear him squealing.

If Jonathan Dowdall was given his marching orders by Mary Lou, will those named in the Spotlight programme be expelled by Sinn Fein?

Mary Lou and Michelle O’Neill must be clear, are there acceptable interrogators and unacceptable interrogators? Was torturing ok then but not ok now?

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