“Stormont has Failed Victims & Survivors on Legacy Investigations & Lack of Opposition to Tory Amnesty” – Cllr Denise Mullen
The Aontú Candidate for Fermanagh South Tyrone, Cllr Denise Mullen, has slammed Stormont for its failure to stand up for victims and survivors of British collusion by failing to honour legacy investigation commitments under the Good Friday Agreement and failing to oppose the Tory Amnesty for British crimes.
Speaking today, Cllr Mullen said: “There is still no British Justice. There is no rule of law. The British Military killed hundreds of Irish Citizens. This even included the killing of elected representatives such as Cllr Eddie Fullerton and Bernard O'Hagan. They also killed party election workers. Incredibly the British State killed dozens of citizens in the south of Ireland also. Why did these covert deaths happen? They happened because of the international push back that Britain received after Bloody Sunday. The British Military knew that they could no longer kill Nationalists openly and on Camera. They knew that they could still target nationalist and Catholics but through loyalist proxies. Some people might feel that this is ancient history but it happened in our lifetimes. The perpetrators of these murders live in the same towns and villages as the families of the dead loved ones. Some of the securocrats who carried out this collusion are likely to still be in the pay of the British state.”
“In contrast to Stormont’s failings, Aontú will stand up for victims and survivors of British collusion and push forward to deliver truth and justice. As outlined in our manifesto, Aontú will deliver:
- An All Ireland Investigation into British Collusion: Aontú is introducing to the Dáil legislation which would trigger an All-Ireland Investigation into the murder and destruction of British collusion in Ireland north and south. When we are elected to the Assembly we hall introduce the same legislation in this jurisdiction. County by county, report after report, the full extent of British state-sponsored violence is becoming known. It is now time for a comprehensive investigation into the death toll of British collusion on our island.
- Opposition to the Amnesty for British Crimes: The illegal Tory Amnesty would contravene Britain’s obligations to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), the Good Friday Agreement and the Stormont House Agreement. Every legal, legislative and diplomatic avenue must be exhausted to stop this Amnesty coming into place. If the Irish government fail in doing this, we in Aontú, through our members, will do all we can to bring a Judicial Review to prevent any British Amnesty legislation coming into effect.”