Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Bloody Sunday victims were innocent

It's been a stain on the conscience of both Ulster and the British Government for decades, and perhaps its most divisive event, but today the published report of the Saville Inquiry into the events of Bloody Sunday, 30th January 1972, at a civil rights march in Derry, concluded that all thirteen members of the public shot by British paratroopers were completely innocent, as were the fourteen wounded, of whom one also died a few months later.

The innocent victims were:

Patrick 'Paddy' Doherty
Gerald Donaghy
John 'Jackie' Duddy
Hugh Gilmour
Michael Kelly
Michael McDaid
Kevin McElhinney
Bernard McGuigan
Gerard McKinney
William McKinney
William Nash
James Wray
John Young
John Johnston

For the BBC's coverage of the Saville Inquiry's report, see
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/10321886.stm.

The report itself is available at www.bloody-sunday-inquiry.org.

Chris

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