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Anderson meets victims of collusion

16 May, 2014 - by Martina Anderson MEP

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has met with relatives of victims of collusion in Belfast today.

Speaking following the meeting on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings which killed 34 people, Ms Anderson said; 

"I met with families of victims of collusion today as part on Sinn Féin's ongoing engagement with victims' groups. 

"Earlier this year I hosted a 30-strong delegation at the European Parliament in Brussels made up of a range of victims' groups, including those killed by British state forces and collusion. 

"The delegation included Justice for the Forgotten, which represents the families of those killed in the Dublin and Monaghan bombings, Relatives for Justice, and the Pat Finucane Centre. 

"MEPs from other countries were shocked by the powerful testimony of the families as they learned about the extend of Britain's dirty war in Ireland. 

"At today's meeting I updated the families on the progress made since then, including a meeting I facilitated between the Human Right Commissioner and Niall Murphy from Relatives for Justice and Paul O'Connor from the Pat Finucane Centre. 

"They discussed Britain's non-compliance with article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights, the right to life. 

"Meetings have also been held with officials from the European Court of Human Rights over Britain's failure to live up to its responsibilities to meet the demand from victims groups for truth and justice."

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