‘Hunt legacy comments an attack on truth and justice’ – Molloy
Sinn Féin legacy spokesperson Francie Molloy has branded comments by Tory Minister and leadership contender Jeremy Hunt as reckless and highly offensive.
The Mid-Ulster MP was commenting after the British Home Secretary backed a campaign by the Sun Newspaper calling for an end to ‘the scourge of vexatious historical investigations’ against former British soldiers.
Mr Molloy said:
“it is appalling that families have been forced to wait over 40 years for any semblance of truth and justice as a direct result of the British State’s cover-up of murder and collusion during the conflict.
“Jeremy Hunt hopes to lead the British Government so he needs to realise that that there are legal and international obligations which his administration will have to respect.
“That means there can be no hierarchy of victims. There can be no unilateral amnesty for British State forces. Calls for this are an attempt to conceal the widespread illegality of the British state in Ireland during the conflict. His comments are a reckless and highly offensive attack on the rights of victims of the conflict in their search for truth and justice.”