Justice for the innocent

On Monday night in West Belfast a 70 strong audience listened to families of injustice give heart-breaking and emotional addresses to an SDLP public meeting on “Justice for the Innocent”.

Catherine McCartney, sister of Robert McCartney, Breege Quinn, the mother of Paul Quinn, Raymond McCord whose son was murdered by UVF on 9th November 1997, Gerry Conlon, Guildford Four and Alan McBride, Wave joined Denis Bradley and Alex Attwood in a discussion on the need for justice for innocent and how you can deal with the past on an ethical basis.

Throughout the evening the audience sat silently as they listened to the personal and painful stories of families who have suffered so much but our united in their demand for truth justice.

Afterwards, Cllr Tim Attwood told me “Over four decades, many families have been denied justice by government’s, paramilitaries and political parties. Although we have travelled a long way from the dark days of the troubles, it was important listen to the personal and emotional stories of miscarriage of justice. The evening highlighted the need to continue campaigning for justice and truth. These families of innocent victims need to get justice and truth. We must continue to give hope to these families.”