FAMILIES of victims of state killings and campaign groups were united in calling for the scrapping of the Historical Enquires Team (HET) yesterday following the damning inspection report.

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Paul O’Connor of the Pat Finucane Centre (PFC) said : “This report is deeply shocking and as of today the PFC will be advising all families that we no longer have confidence in HET investigations of military cases and we cannot in conscience suggest the families should eengage. “Nor do we accept that the PSNI assume any role in the investigation of British army killings.” Margaret Kennedy, whose mother Maura Meehan and aunt Dorothy were killed by the British army in 1971, has called for the HET to be abolished. She said : “I still to this day haven’t found out the truth. “You just feel really hurt and angry.

“Every time you think you’re getting somewhere a report like that comes out you’re just reliving the whole emotional aspect of it again, you’re reliving everything. “Emotionally and physically I can’t go through this. “I’d no confidence in them [HET] at the start and I’ve no confidence in them now so I’m calling for them to be abolished.” Joe Simpson, whose brother Seamus was also shot dead by the army in 1971, said his family were not informed about the investigation and were not kept up to date with the progress. “Nobody came here to say there is an inquiry into your brother’s death, your son’s death,” he said. ” What can they tell us now? It’s too traumatic to go through all that again. My mother is 86. “All we want is the truth how my brother was killed. Nothing more, nothing less.”

With many thanks to : The Irish News.

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