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‘There can be no immunity for British troops’ – Dillon

20 May, 2019 - by Linda Dillon

Sinn Féin Victims and Legacy spokesperson Linda Dillon has again reiterated that there can be no prospect of immunity for British soldiers guilty of crimes in Ireland.

She was speaking as Westminster MP’s today debated a petition calling for an end to criminal investigations relating to the involvement of British forces in the conflict here.

The Mid-Ulster MLA said: “Sinn Féin has rigorously opposed any and every attempt to introduce a so-called statute of limitations or immunity for crimes committed by British soldiers in Ireland. We have stood in support of victims and will continue to do so.

"MP’s can have as many debates as they like on the issue but the fact is that any attempt to introduce immunity would simply not be tolerable or acceptable.

“No British soldier, past or present, can be exempted from the due process of the law.

“The way to deal with the legacy of our conflict is to implement the mechanisms endorsed by all the parties at the Stormont House Agreement.

“The British Government needs to get to with that process rather than pandering to a false narrative that the legacy process is somehow skewed against former state forces.”

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