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McGuinness to address families of victims of state violence

28 October, 2014 - by Martin McGuinness

Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness MLA will address families of victims of state violence at an event in Stormont on Thursday. 

The event, which is being organised by victims group Relatives for Justice, comes ahead of a human rights conference in Belfast's Ulster Hall on Tuesday, November 4, where the main speaker will be the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muiznieks. 

Speaking ahead of the event, Mr McGuinness said; 

"It is vitally important that the voice of victims is heard in relation to dealing with the past. 

"The British government has a responsibility in addressing the legacy of the past in an open and honest way. 

"It cannot be allowed to shirk that responsibility or continue to hide and deny the actions of its agents in the conflict.

"Sinn Fein will continue to work with victims of the conflict to ensure that their needs are paramount."

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