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DUP accused of insulting victims

13 October, 2006


Sinn Féin South Down MLA Caitriona Ruane has accused the DUP of insulting the relatives of people murdered by Loyalists and as a result of collusion after two DUP MP's used foul and abusive language towards victims' campaigners in St Andrews today.

Speaking from Scotland Ms Ruane said:

"The behaviour of two senior DUP representatives, Sammy Wilson and Jeffery Donaldson, towards the relatives of those murdered by Loyalists and as a result of collusion was an insult. They used foul and abusive language towards a group who were trying to ensure that the voice of victims was heard during the talks.

"Earlier in the day Sinn Féin met victims campaigners from across the community. The leadership of the DUP need to publicly reprimand these two individuals because their behaviour was totally out of order.

"Sinn Féin fully support the rights of all victims and believe that as politicians we need to engage with victims groups as an essential part of the conflict resolution process." ENDS

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