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After arrest, Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams denies role in 1972 IRA slaying
After arrest, Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams denies role in 1972 IRA slaying

Gerry Adams, the leader of the Irish republican political party Sinn Fein, was arrested Wednesday evening in Northern Ireland in connection with the 1972 abduction and murder of Jean McConville, a mother of 10 from Belfast whom the Provisional Irish Republican Army believed to be an informer for British security forces in Northern Ireland. In a written statement, Adams, 65, said he was meeting with police “voluntarily.” In a posting on Twitter, however, the Police Service of Northern Ireland stated that it had arrested an unnamed, 65-year-old man in connection with the unsolved investigation. McConville’s killing, labeled by some as a war crime, remains one of the...

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