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Victims will be angered by RUC payout

29 June, 2007


Mr Molloy said:

"Clearly if an individual is suffering from trauma or stress as a result of the conflict then that should be properly treated. However what will anger victims of British State violence is the decision to take one of the combatant groups, the RUC, and effectively issue a blank cheque to former members.

"This is taxpayers money and ignores completely the fact that this force is discredited, was involved in murder, torture, collusion and human rights abuses. Compensating those involved in this type of activity will justifiably anger victims, particularly at a time when victims organisations are crying out for proper funding."

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