The following is the text of a statement supplied to the Republican
Socialist Publicity Bureau:
It was with great reluctance the North Belfast Irish National Liberation Army took punitive action against Ardoyne RUC/PSNI informer, thug and hood Eamonn Clarke for persistent and long term attacks against his own community.
We would take this opportunity to set the record straight following unfounded allegations by his family in the British gutter press unfortunately repeated by some Irish newspapers who should know better than to print unfounded allegations.
Eamonn Clarke apart from his final punishment was neither abused nor tortured. If his family think that somehow he is above any responsibility to the local community for his actions let this be a salutary lesson.