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British government must stop denying truth to families - Dillon

21 January, 2021 - by Linda Dillon

Sinn Féin MLA Linda Dillon has supported the call from relatives bereaved as a result of the conflict for the British and Irish governments to fully implement the mechanisms to deal with the legacy of the past from the Stormont House Agreement. 

Linda Dillon said: 

"I support the 3,500 relatives of people killed during the conflict who have written an open letter to the British prime minister and An Taoiseach calling for the full implementation of the legacy mechanisms agreed in the Stormont House Agreement. 

"These have been agreed by the main political parties and the two governments but the British government has abjectly refused to implement these measures.

“In doing so they have added to the hurt and grief of families, some of who have waited up to 50 years for the truth about what happened to their loved ones. 

"It is unacceptable that the families have had to take this step.

“I commend their dignity and determination and offer them our ongoing support. 

"Without addressing the legacy of the past the task of reconciliation is made so much harder. 

"The British government need to end its approach of blocking truth and frustrating families and finally implement what it has agreed in a human rights compliant manner." 

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