McCartney slams British army immunity plan

Sinn Féin has strongly rejected the latest attempt to rule out any prosecution of British soldiers for crimes committed during the conflict here.

Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney was speaking after Tory MP Richard Benyon presented a bill in Westminster that would provide a ‘statute of limitations’ on the prosecution of British troops.

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Raymond McCartney said “British forces were directly involved in state sponsored killings and also in a campaign of systemic collusion and state-sanctioned executions through surrogate unionist death squads.

“British soldiers acted with impunity and any attempt to provide immunity to British soldiers and others who either directly, or indirectly through collusion, killed citizens is entirely unacceptable.

“Mechanisms to resolve the past and provide those bereaved with a process of truth recovery were agreed at Stormont House. That agreement is the way forward and it should be implemented

“Sinn Féin will continue to support the families who are being denied truth.”