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Victims' rights ambassador "disappointed, but not surprised" by UK government amnesty proposals

Jul 20, 2021 12:07 By News Northern Sound
Victims' rights ambassador "disappointed, but not surprised" by UK government amnesty proposals Victims' rights ambassador "disappointed, but not surprised" by UK government amnesty proposals
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The proposals would grant de-facto amnesty to pre-Good Friday Agreement crimes.

A victims' rights ambassador says he is "disappointed, but not surprised" by UK government proposals to grant de-facto amnesty to pre-Good Friday Agreement crimes.

It would apply to both British soldiers and paramilitaries.

Joe Campbell is a member of TARP, the Truth and Reconciliation Platform, and he will hand in a letter of protest against the plans to Downing Street today.

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His father, an RUC officer who spent much of his adult life in Scotstown, was shot dead outside a police station in County Antrim in 1977.

Stormont has returned from its summer recess for a special sitting to discuss the controversial proposals for dealing with the legacy of the Troubles.

Joe Campbell told Shannonside Northern Sound that people should have "the right to a remedy where a criminal offence has been committed":

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