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Funding for legacy inquests should be released immediately - Dillon

26 February, 2018 - by Linda Dillon


Sinn Féin victims and legacy spokesperson Linda Dillon has said the British government should immediately release the funding for legacy inquests and begin the consultation on the legacy mechanisms agreed at Stormont House.

Linda Dillon said:

“Yesterday thousands of people stood in support of families and victims who have been denied justice and truth.

“It is unacceptable that these families are still denied the basic human right of an inquest, victims and survivors of the conflict should not be punished because the DUP collapsed the talks process.

“This issue should not be allowed to remain a political football.

“The British government should begin the consultation on the legacy mechanisms agreed at Stormont House while ensuring the proposed section on statute of limitations/amnesty is removed.

“They should also move immediately and release the money requested by the Lord Chief Justice for legacy inquests.” 

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