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‘Voices of Victims must be heard’ – Dillon

26 September, 2018 - by Linda Dillon

The ongoing consultation on proposed legislation to address the legacy of the conflict must ensure that the voices of victims are heard, Sinn Féin Victims spokesperson Linda Dillon has said.

The Mid-Ulster MLA was speaking as the Time for Truth campaign prepare to submit their consultation response at Stormont tomorrow.

“It is vital that all voices, particularly those of victims, are heard as part of this consultation process and Sinn Féin will be there tomorrow to show our ongoing support for the Time for Truth campaign.

“We will also be publishing our own consultation response in the coming days, setting out the case for the full implementation of the Legacy mechanisms in a human rights compliant manner as agreed at Stormont House and an end to the denial of inquest funding to the Lord Chief Justice.

“Sinn Féin will also make it clear that any attempt to introduce an amnesty for British forces who killed Irish citizens would be entirely unacceptable.

“No one is above the law and all victims and survivors should have the same access to processes of truth and justice.

“That is what this consultation and the subsequent legislation must deliver if it is to meet the needs of families and deliver on the promise of the Stormont House Agreement.

“The voices of victims must be heard and I would again urge everyone who has not yet responded to the consultation to do so before it closes on October 5th.”

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