Statement by TUV leader Jim Allister:-
“Tonight’s BBC Spotlight programme underscores the extent to which the criminal justice system has been corrupted by the immoral demands of “the peace process”.
“The failure to pursue Downey, despite his fingerprint link to the Johnston & Eames murders, is not just a failure of policing, but a blatant perversion of justice by the dirty politics of the process. It is no coincidence that Downey was gifted his letter just two days after the DUP and Sinn Fein joined in government: such payoff to the IRA was part of the consummation of the deal. The Johnston and Eames families and their quest for justice, like other innocent victims, were callously cast to the side. Establishing Sinn Fein/DUP rule was the overriding priority.
“The fingerprint evidence still exists. So, I am now calling for an immediate European Arrest Warrant to secure the arrest and extradition of Downey. If these OTR letters are really not worth the paper they are written on, as Mr Robinson has foolishly claimed, then, let’s see Downey pursued on the basis of the forensic evidence which exists. This is a litmus test of whether the perversion of justice, which underpins the establishment of Sinn Fein/DUP rule, has been in any way tempered by the exposure of the machinations of the Downey case.”