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Compensation for victims and survivors of institutional abuse a strong acknowledgement - McCann

16 May, 2016 - by Jennifer McCann

Sinn Féin MLA Jennifer McCann has said compensation for victims and survivors of institutional abuse would be a strong acknowledgement of the wrongs done to those under the care of the state.

Speaking today at the launch of a report ‘What Survivors want: Part Two’ Ms McCann said:

“While the primary focus is of course redressing the hurt suffered by the victims of abuse, compensation would be an assistance and a very clear acknowledgement of what many people have had to endure who were under the care of state institutions.

“The heart-felt testimonies heard in Stormont at this event are extremely moving.

“I would like to commend the courage of those who spoke and continue to campaign for justice on this vitally important issue.

“Sinn Féin has called for the issue of compensation for those who have suffered institutional abuse to be included in the Programme for Government negotiations.

“We will continue to work with and support victims and survivors of abuse.”

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