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Sinn Féin urge support for ‘Time for Truth’ march

10 August, 2018 - by Linda Dillon

Sinn Féin is urging support for this weekend’s ‘Time for Truth’ March organised by relatives of those killed by the British Army in the Ballymurphy massacre.

With an inquest into the massacre due to begin in September, Sinn Féin Victims Spokesperson Linda Dillon said it was important to show solidarity with the Ballymurphy families. “Sinn Féin will continue to support all families who are being denied truth and justice,” she added.“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.“The public consultation process is finally underway after years of prevarication from the British government and I would urge as many people as possible to engage with that process.”The Mid-Ulster MLA also slammed the continued refusal of the British Government to release the funding requested by the Lord Chief Justice to address the backlog of legacy inquests.She said: “The funding was blocked by then First Minister Arlene Foster in a move that was later ruled as unlawful by the High Court.“Despite this, the money has still not been released and that is totally unacceptable. The funding for legacy inquests has already been agreed, the British government should release the funding immediately.“It is important that as many people as possible come to the demonstration on Sunday to make that demand and support these families in their continuing campaign for access to truth and justice.“All those wishing to march with the Ballymurphy families are asked to assemble at 12noon at Springfield Park, Belfast.”

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