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Amnesty proposals for crimes committed during Troubles labelled "morally wrong" and "obscene"

Jul 15, 2021 16:07 By News Northern Sound
Amnesty proposals for crimes committed during Troubles labelled "morally wrong" and "obscene" Amnesty proposals for crimes committed during Troubles labelled "morally wrong" and "obscene"
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The CEO of WAVE Trauma Centre dismissed claims an amnesty could lead to vital information being provided.

Victims and survivors of the Troubles are "disillusioned" at the prospect of an amnesty for crimes committed during the conflict.

That's according to the CEO of WAVE Trauma Centre, Sandra Peake, who adds that the proposals are "morally wrong" and "obscene".

The British government has put forth proposals to give an amnesty to British army members, as well as paramilitaries.

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But Sandra says this will "hand the trauma to the next generation" and "compound the sense of injustice".

She also dismissed claims that an amnesty could lead to vital information.

On today's Wider View, she noted that Columba McVeigh, who is thought to have been buried in the Bragan Bog in Monaghan, is still missing despite an effective immunity being offered to people who come forth in relation to the disappearance:

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