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Sinn Féin will oppose any attempt to introduce amnesty for British forces

9 May, 2019 - by Linda Dillon


Linda Dillon has said Sinn Féin will oppose any attempt to introduce an amnesty for British forces who killed Irish citizens.

The Sinn Féin Victims Spokesperson was commenting after Tory MP Johnny Mercer wrote a letter to Theresa May calling on her to bring forward legislation that would attempt to introduce an amnesty for British forces who committed crimes in the north and other military conflicts.

Linda Dillon said:

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

“No one is 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.

“The mechanisms agreed at Stormont House by the five main parties and the two governments must be implemented in human rights compliant manner enabling legislation that would meet the needs of families.

“Sinn Féin will continue to support the families in their pursuit of truth and justice.” 

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