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Amnesty proposal for British soldiers an insult to victims and their families – Molloy

24 January, 2018 - by Francie Molloy

Francie Molloy MP has said today that amnesty for British soldiers for their actions in Ireland during the conflict would be in contradiction of core agreements and legacy commitments.

Speaking following a meeting with four British MPs who are calling for amnesty, at which Mickey Brady MP and Chris Hazzard MP were also in attendance, the Mid Ulster MP said:

“Today’s meeting with British MPs calling for an amnesty for the actions of British soldiers during the conflict was an opportunity to put forward the serious concerns of victims of British state violence.

“British forces were directly involved in state killings and also in a campaign of systemic collusion and state-sanctioned executions through surrogate unionist death squads.

“One such group of these victims, the families of those killed by British soldiers in the Ballymurphy Massacre in 1971, will be at Westminster tomorrow to protest during a debate on this amnesty proposal.

"Sinn Féin will continue to support families denied truth and we will continue to oppose immunity for British soldiers who killed Irish citizens with impunity during the conflict.”

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