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Sinn Féin concerned that soldiers’ amnesty will include Troubles

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Minister Johnny Mercer wants to extend proposed amnesty to forces in Northern IrelandJohnny Mercer’s appointment as minister for veterans has prompted Sinn Féin to voice concern that a Boris Johnson-led government would extend a proposed amnesty from prosecution for ex-soldiers to cover those who served in Northern Ireland.Initial briefings suggested the new prime minister had told Mercer – who has campaigned for the amnesty to be extended to cover the Troubles – in a phone call to halt vexatious claims made against all former soldiers. Continue reading…

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Author : Dan Sabbagh

Publish date : 2019-07-29 19:07:07

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