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‘British state forces cannot be above the law’ - Cllr Ryan Murphy

5 December, 2018

Sinn Féin Councillor Ryan Murphy has said British state forces cannot be above the law.

Cllr Murphy was responding to comments made in the House of Commons today by MP for Rayleigh and Wickford Mark Francois.

Ryan Murphy said:

“During his contribution Mark Francois MP cited the case of ex-British solider David Griffin who is being investigated for the death of unarmed 17-year-old Jackie Mooney from North Belfast.

“It is high time the British government stopped repeating the hurtful myth that the Legacy process is skewed against British forces.

“This is a narrative that has been inspired by the Tory party’s partners in the DUP and a lobby of former British combatants who do not want Britain’s crimes in Ireland to be investigated.

“Any attempt to introduce an amnesty or give legal immunity to British forces who killed Irish citizens would undermine the proposed new legacy mechanisms agreed at Stormont House.

“No one should be above the law, all victims and survivors should have the same access to processes of truth and justice. There can be no immunity or impunity for British forces guilty of crime, collusion and murder in Ireland.”

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