British Army

Families Challenge MoD and Prime Minister in London

In November 2016 the families of Christopher Quinn and Kevin Heatley along with the Pat Finucane Centre utilised Advans in London to highlight the murders of their relatives and the appalling treatment they endured after the killings, in response to Theresa May's comments on those pushing for human...

KATHLEEN THOMPSON INQUEST POSTPONED

KATHLEEN THOMPSON INQUEST POSTPONED UNTIL NEW YEAR The inquest into the death of Kathleen Thompson, due to start tomorrow in Derry, has been postponed until the New Year.

"I AM JOHN PAT CUNNINGHAM"

This weekend Justice for Northern Ireland Veterans are organising a protest in London entitled "I AM DENNIS HUTCHINGS". (11am at Horse Guard Parade London). Hutchings is currently being prosecuted for the attempted murder of John Pat Cunningham, a vulnerable adult, in Benburb in 1974.(Full case deta...

Witness Appeal: Kathleen Thompson, Derry 1971

CORONER SEEKS WITNESSES IN RELATION TO KILLING OF KATHLEEN THOMPSON IN DERRY IN 1971 Contact PFC for details

PFC VEHEMENTLY OPPOSES WESTMINSTER PROPOSAL TO GRANT IMPUNITY FOR EX-BRITISH SOLDIERS AND RUC

The PFC will oppose proposals in a report from the Westminster Defence Select Committee which recommends the protection from prosecution of British soldiers and RUC personnel, regardless of the evidence against them. This "Statue of Limitations", while coupled with a "truth recovery mechanism", woul...

Diary entry from Attorney General

A diary of the meeting between J.M Parkin, Head of C2 and HQNI and Attorney General Basil Kelly and additional confirmation that the Attorney General fully understood that HQNI was telling him that he should not prosecute soldiers. In effect the military tail was wagging the legal dog. This meeting took place less than two months before Bloody Sunday
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Memo of meeting between Attorney General and British Army

Two pages of a memo (AG 1971 p2 and AG 1971 p3) concerning the visit of a J.M. Parkin, Head of C2 at HQNI (British Army HQ) in the North to the then Attorney General Basil Kelly, a Unionist MP. In reference to any potential prosecutions of soldiers for the murder of civilians Parkin notes,
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The 1938 al-Bassa Massacre and the Royal Ulster Rifles

The massacre by British soldiers you have probably never heard of.

Declassified documents reveal army lobbied Attorney General not to prosecute soldiers

The Director of Public Prosecutions could be asked to reopen hundreds of Troubles-related cases involving killings from the 1970s following the discovery of statements in newly declassified papers which suggest soldiers were allowed to escape prosecution.