UK - 40 years on, Bloody Sunday investigation into soldiers' killings of 13 civilians

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    Bloody Sunday deaths: Police to launch a murder inquiry
    40 years after 13 people were shot dead by soldiers
    (Daily Mail)
    much more, with pictures and a timeline, at link above
     
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    The trial of an ex-paratrooper on trial for two killings in the “Bloody Sunday” unrest is highly divisive
    in a province haunted by the legacy of conflict. — AFP

    The emblematic case is being heard in Londonderry, the city where the killings took place, and is highly divisive in a province haunted by the legacy of conflict.

    British troops opened fire on a civil rights demonstration in the Northern Irish city of Londonderry on January 30, 1972 killing 13 people.

    A 14th victim later died of his wounds.

    The day has become one of the most symbolic in the grim history of the Troubles — the sectarian unrest which gripped the British province of Northern Ireland.

    In addition to two murder charges, the ex-paratrooper, identified only as “Soldier F”, faces charges of the attempted murder of four others.

    “It’s still an ongoing campaign,“ John Kelly — whose 17-year-old brother Michael was killed on Bloody Sunday — told AFPlast month.

    “What people want is truth and justice.”

    The Northern Ireland Veterans Association, which held a memorial event to mark the 50th anniversary of British military intervention earlier this year, said its members were “concerned” about such prosecutions.

    “We need to learn to deal with our past,“ said NIVA spokesman Ian Simpson.

    “We need to move forward together and have an understanding of what it meant.” — AFP
    Court hearing for Bloody Sunday ex-soldier murder trial
     
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    Former British soldier Dennis Hutchings rides with ex-serviceman down Whitehall in protest at the prosecution of Soldier F for two killings during the Bloody Sunday massacre. Photograph: Tess De La Mare/PA Wire

    Soldier F, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is the only person from the 1st Battalion Parachute Regiment ever to face trial over the deaths of 13 civil rights protesters and one passerby in Derry in January 1972.

    He is charged with the murder of William McKinney (27) and 22-year-old James Wray, and the attempted murder of four other men – Joseph Friel, Michael Quinn, Joe Mahon and Patrick O’Donnell.

    He faces a final charge of “attempted murder of a person or persons unknown”.

    upload_2019-11-22_5-24-36.jpeg Demonstrators gather in Parliament Square, London, as part of a protest against the prosecution of one of the soldiers involved in the Bloody Sunday massacre. Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

    Of 26 prosecution cases brought since 2011 involving legacy issues, 21 involved republican and loyalist paramilitaries, recent research showed. – PA
    Thousands protest in London against prosecution of Bloody Sunday soldier
     
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