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McGuinness Refuses to Give Names to N.Irish Probe

Northern Irish guerrilla-turned-politician Martin McGuinness said on Wednesday he would rather die than give the names of former Irish Republican Army comrades to the “Bloody Sunday” inquiry. In a dramatic twist at the end of his second day giving evidence to the tribunal investigating the 1972 killings of 13 civilians by British troops, McGuinness was ordered to give names of fellow IRA officers at the time. He refused. “I am prepared to go to jail,” he told reporters on emerging from the hearing at the Guildhall in the province’s second city Londonderry, where the notorious shootings took place. “I would rather die than destroy my code of honor to the IRA.” Bloody Sunday was one of the most controversial events in Northern Ireland’s violent history, fueling mistrust for the authorities by the Roman Catholic minority and prompting dozens to join the IRA’s bloody campaign against British rule. Full Story

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