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MoD cannot continue to ignore victims' campaigners - Molloy

10 November, 2017 - by Francie Molloy


Mid Ulster MP Francie Molloy had said the British Ministry of Defence (MoD) cannot continue to ignore the families of victims of British war crimes in Ireland.

Molloy was speaking after the MoD and two successive British Defence Secretaries refused to respond to the family of Councillor Patsy Kelly, in their request for a meeting to uncover the truth of the suspicious circumstances surrounding Patsy’s murder in 1974.

Francie Molloy said:

"The British government continues to ignore grieving families in their search for truth and justice. For some families, their dignified campaign has been ignored for over 40 years.

"Independent Councillor Patsy Kelly was last seen at a UDR checkpoint in 1974 on the night he was murdered.

"Barry McElduff MP and I will accompany the Kelly family in travelling to the British MoD next week in search of truth and justice.

"Two successive British Defence Secretaries have refused to even respond to the Kelly family. This shows a staggering level of MoD arrogance and disrespect for the family and their decades of grieving. 

"The British government must meet with the Kelly family, and end the denial of their rights, and the rights of so many others, to truth and justice for the death of their loved ones at the hands of the British state."

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