‘Time to end the suffering for families of The Disappeared’ – Bradley
SDLP MLA Dominic Bradley has appealed to people with any information about the location of the remains of The Disappeared to come forward to end the suffering for their families.
Speaking at the 42nd annual party conference last weekend, the Newry and Armagh assemblyman said having met several of the families of The Disappeared on a number of occasions, what always touched him was the dignity they have shown, and continue to show, in face of the great suffering they’ve had to endure down through the years.
Bradley said, “The issue of The Disappeared is one of the most disgraceful issues during the course of the whole Troubles here in the North.
“People were taken from the bosom of their families and interrogated and people, who had no authority whatsoever to do so, acted as judge, jury and even executioner.
“Then they had the audacity to spread rumours and blacken their name. Black propaganda was said to be the forte of the British, but I can tell you those responsible for the deaths of The Disappeared were masters in it as well.
Bradley added, “I have raised the issue on a number of occasions in the Assembly and I would ask those people who were involved in the deaths of those victims whose remains have not yet been found to exercise their consciences and to come forward with the accurate information needed by the commission for The Disappeared to find their bodies and return them to the bosom of their families so they can have the very basic of human rights – the right to bury their loved ones and a place to go to pray for and remember them.”
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