Justice for Kincora victims should not be reliant on election outcome

Kincora children's home

Responding to today’s announcement that the Labour Party would include the sexual abuse of boys in Northern Ireland children’s home Kincora in a UK-wide inquiry if it wins the General Election, Amnesty International’s Northern Ireland Programme Director Patrick Corrigan said:

“We welcome the Labour Party’s commitment to include Kincora in the UK child abuse inquiry if they form the next government.

“But justice for victims of abuse shouldn’t be reliant on the outcome of an election.

“We call on all parties to make a similar pledge to deliver truth and justice to the Kincora victims.

“The claims relating to Kincora are deeply disturbing - that MI5 turned a blind eye to child abuse and actively blocked a police investigation, instead using the paedophile ring for its own intelligence-gathering purposes.

“It would be completely unacceptable for Kincora to be left out of the UK inquiry.”

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