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Trial of two soldiers dropped for ‘Bloody Sunday’ in Derry

According to the Public Prosecutor’s Office, the lawsuit was dropped after examining the evidence, which is not considered to meet the standards of modern legal procedures. This is because none of the defendants had access to a lawyer when they were questioned by the military police.

I understand these decisions More suffering is inflicted on the families of the victims who, for nearly 50 years and with many setbacks, have sought justice. “Historical issues present many challenges, particularly when it comes to events that are five decades old and not properly investigated at the time,” said Stephen Heron of the agency.

A former soldier – known as “Soldier F” – was accused of killing two men, James Ray and William McKinney, on January 30, 1972 in Derry, which was officially named Londonderry – a day that later became known as “Bloody Sunday” (“Sunday”. bloody”). On that day, British paratroopers killed 13 unarmed protesters in the Catholic neighborhood of Bogside.

The other was accused of killing 15-year-old Danielle Hegarty in the same city just six months later.

“Bloody Sunday” was the deadliest shooting during the bloody three-decade conflict dubbed “The Troubles”. Some bombings killed more people.

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