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Ballymurphy families walk out from meeting with Brokenshire – Jennifer McCann

19 September, 2016 - by Jennifer McCann


Sinn Féin MLA Jennifer McCann said she will continue to challenge the British government to release funds for legacy inquests.

The party's legacy spokesperson was speaking after representatives from the Ballymurphy Massacre Campaign walked out of a meeting with British Secretary of State James Brokenshire.

Jennifer McCann said:

“The Ballymurphy families have been waiting 45 years for justice and once again they have been let down by the British government by their failure to release funds for legacy inquests.

“The British Government has failed to uphold commitments made in the Stormont House Agreement on how to deal with the legacy of the conflict.

"This is the fourth British Secretary of State the families have met and their inaction has only added to the hurt of the families over four decades. 

“The Ballymurphy families and indeed all families deserve to have full disclosure of truth in relation to the death of their loved ones.

“I and my colleagues will continue to challenge the British government on behalf of the Ballymurphy families, all families and victims." 

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