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SF shock at body parts retention revelations

16 May, 2012 - by Gerry Kelly


Commenting on the revelation that body parts of victims of the conflict were retained over many decades without the knowledge of families by a number of agencies, Sinn Fein Assembly member Gerry Kelly said:

“This is a shocking revelation. Our thoughts are with the families of those involved. It is my understanding that the process of informing the affected families has now begun.

“Like previously with a number of hospitals the retention of body parts and human tissue without the knowledge of families is completely unacceptable.

“It is now important that proper support mechanisms are put in place for the families involved and a proper public explanation for this practice is put forward and assurances given that it will not happen again.”

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