UK: Bloody Sunday Inquiry- Amnesty reaction
Reacting to the publication today of Lord Saville’s report into ‘Bloody Sunday’, Amnesty International UK Director Kate Allen said:
“The inquiry into Bloody Sunday began with a promise of truth and we hope that today, over 38 years since 14 civilians were fatally shot by British soldiers at a civil rights march, that promise has been fulfilled.
“The right of victims and their families to know the truth about past human rights violations is essential in securing their right to redress, but 38 years is too long to wait for that right to be secured.
“We shall be examining the detailed findings of the report. But the right to redress of the victims and their families is only partly met by establishing the facts about what happened that day; full accountability for any unlawful actions by state agents will also need to be ensured.”