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Sinn Féin supports families march for truth - Dillon

30 January, 2018 - by Linda Dillon

Sinn Féin victim’s spokesperson Linda Dillon has said she supports the call of victims’ families for implementation of the Stormont House legacy mechanisms.

Speaking after the Time for Truth Committee announced they would be organising a protest march for Sunday 25th February the Mid-Ulster MLA said:

“Sinn Féin will continue to support all families who are being denied truth and justice.

“There is a clear need to address the issue of legacy of the past and we need to see the full implementation of the mechanisms agreed at the Stormont House talks, including setting up the HIU.  

“Currently the British government have abdicated their international obligations to victims by blocking implementation of and denying families access to the legacy mechanisms that were agreed in the Stormont House Agreement.

“They have also failed to provide funding to the Lord Chief Justice’s Legacy Inquest Plan to deal with the backlog in legacy cases some of which are over 40 years-old.

“This is totally unacceptable. The funding for legacy inquests has already been agreed, the British government should release the funding immediately to allow these families access to truth and justice.

“The ‘Time for Truth Legacy March’ will take place on Sunday 25th February, the assembly points are the McGurk’s Bar Memorial and Divis Tower at 12pm with both parades meeting at Castle Junction to proceed to City Hall.” 

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