Victims and families have been denied truth and justice for too long - Dillon
Speaking on International Day for the Right to Truth Sinn Féin MLA Linda Dillon has called for the British government to immediately to release money for legacy inquests and implement the legacy mechanisms agreed at Stormont House.
The Sinn Féin victims and legacy spokesperson said:
“Sinn Féin has supported victims in a number of protests held today to mark International Day for the Right to Truth.
“The families have been calling on the British government to live up to its commitments to deal with legacy and enable victims to get truth.
“The DUP and British Government have actively blocked efforts to deal with the issue of legacy, the cover-ups have gone on.
“They have continued to obstruct grieving families from access to the truth about how their loved ones died.
“Yesterday’s court decision which found that the former First Minister Arlene Foster had acted unlawfully in blocking funding for legacy inquests was a damning indictment of the DUP and British government’s refusal to release funding to the Lord Chief Justice.
“Some families have now waited almost half a century on their right to an inquest. This is wrong and unacceptable.
"Legacy agreements have been outstanding for far too long. Grieving families have been denied truth and justice for too long.
“The British government should release the funds for legacy inquests immediately and implement the legacy mechanisms agreed at Stormont House.”