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Sinn Féin MP welcomes European Court ruling on IRA volunteers inquests

16 July, 2013


Sinn Féin MP for Mid Ulster Francie Molloy has welcomed the ruling by the European Court of Human Rights that the British government failed to uphold Article 2 of the European Convention of Human rights in the cases of of two IRA volunteers Dessie Grew and Martin McCaughey 23 years ago.

 

Speaking today Mr Molloy said:

 

“The ruling by the European Court of Human Rights against the British government for failing to hold inquests into the circumstances of the deaths of two IRA volunteers Dessie Grew and Martin McCaughey justifies clearly the families position in their search for justice.

 

“It is clear from this ruling that there was a differential policy for the families of republicans than that for other families. There should have been no difference and the family should have received an inquest.

 

“The fact that this did not happen, a fact which has been focused upon in this ruling, will only serve to reinforce the view that Irish republicans and their families were not treated equally to others.

 

“Sinn Féin will continue to support both the Grew and McCaughey families in their search for justice.”

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