McCartney welcomes fresh inquest into the murder of Manus Deery
June 25, 2012
Sinn Féin Foyle MLA and Vice Chair of the Justice Committee Raymond McCartney has welcomed the news today that the Attorney General has ordered a fresh inquest into the murder of Manus Deery in the Bogside May 1972
Commenting Raymond McCartney said
“Manus Deery was a 15 year old boy who was shot dead by a British Army sniper in the Bogside area of Derry in 1972. He was standing with friends eating a bag of fish and chips when he was fatally wounded.
“The British Army claimed that they fired at a gunman and this went unchallenged at the first inquest and no prosecutions were brought forward.
“I welcome today’s news that a fresh inquest will be carried out into the murder of Manus. The Deery family requires the truth and they deserve justice
“The issues of accountability, truth and justice are paramount for all those who were victims and survivors of the conflict. The British State must also recognise its role in that conflict and acknowledge the part they played."