Victims quizzing Euro hopefuls

Pictured at the victims event, from left, are Jim Allister, TUV; Alex Attwood, SDLP; Tina McKenzie, NI21; Henry Reilly, UKIP; Diane Dodds, DUP and Jim Nicholson, UUP.

Pictured at the victims event, from left, are Jim Allister, TUV; Alex Attwood, SDLP; Tina McKenzie, NI21; Henry Reilly, UKIP; Diane Dodds, DUP and Jim Nicholson, UUP.

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Terror victims have welcomed an event in Cookstown this week in which they had the chance to question six would-be MEPs about their stance on victims issues.

Over 100 terror victims attended the event at the Royal Hotel in Cookstown, organised by Innocent Victims United (IVU). The group asked the politicians to sign a contract on victims issues, affirming that violence for political ends was never justified.

June McMullan, whose husband John Proctor was murdered by the IRA in 1981 welcomed the chance to engage. Last year saw Seamus Martin Kearney, 57, from Maghera, given a life sentence for murdering her husband, an RUC reservist, as the policeman left hospital after visiting his new born son.

 

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