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Loughgall families deserve justice - Gildernew

25 September, 2014 - by Michelle Gildernew

Sinn Féin MP Michelle Gildernew has called on the British government to release its files on the Loughgall massacre. 

Speaking as relatives of those killed in the massacre prepared to meet NIO officials to discuss the cases, Ms Gildernew said; 

"The British government has continually denied truth and justice to the families of those killed at Loughgall. 

"Theresa Villiers has repeatedly blocked any attempts by the families to find the truth of what happened to their loved ones. 

"Her attempt to block fresh inquests into the killings was described as 'profoundly wrong' by the Attorney General.

"Fresh inquests should be called immediately and all papers relating to the massacre released. 

"This is yet another example of the cabinet ministers in London showing utter disregard for the families in favour of protecting their own interests. 

"It also exposes once again the lie that the British state was not a protagonist to the conflict. 

"The continual denial of justice to the families of those killed at Loughgall is a abuse of their human rights. 

"All of this highlights the need to have a meaningful way of dealing with the past."

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