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Anderson launches 'Britain's Dirty War in Ireland' booklet

9 October, 2015 - by Martina Anderson MEP

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has today launched a booklet highlighting the impact of British government collusion with unionist death squads. 

Speaking at the launch of a booklet on collusion, 'Britain's dirty war in Ireland,' in Derry today, Ms Anderson said; 

"One of my priorities in Europe is to raise the issue of collusion and assist families in securing truth and justice.

"In 2014 I brought a delegation to the European Parliament to raise awareness of collusion. 

"We discussed how the British state has failed in its obligations under international human rights legislation to safeguard the right to life. 

"I felt it was important to tell this story to demonstrate how the British state set up and operated unionist death squads to target political opponents and murder civilians during the conflict.

"Since then the British state has engaged in wholesale cover-up of its collusion with the unionist murder gangs.      

"Collusion has had terrible consequences for the families affected. It also exacerbated the conflict in Ireland and resulted in further loss of life and hurt.

"I am sending a copy of this booklet to MLAs, TDs, councillors and MEPs to continue to highlight the issue of collusion.

"I pledge my commitment to work with families and campaigners until they are satisfied that Britain’s impunity has ended."

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