fully support Bernadette
Sands McKevitt when she asks that her husband
be given a fair trial in February when he is charged
with membership of an illegal organisation and directing
However I put this to her.
least she and her husband are given the means to defend
themselves. If her husband feels that he is being
vilified by the press and wrongfully accused of involvement
in the Omagh Bomb then he can of course sue the papers
concerned for Libel.
have always been a defender of Human Rights
this is why I have strongly criticised those sections
of the press who have complained at the grant of legal
aid to her husband in the case being brought against
the REAL IRA in the civil court in respect of the
Omagh Bomb by some of the relatives.
she refers to the Omagh Bomb as a tragedy. It certainly
was for my family but I call upon her to condemn
those responsible and to accept what actually happened
on that day for what it really was an act of
indiscriminate murder of innocent civilians.
son James, then aged 12, was in Omagh with his friends
on a school trip from the Irish Republic where
were his human rights when his body was ripped apart
by the bomb? At least, Mrs McKevitt, you have your
children with you and can defend them. James was denied
the right to his human life,and my wife and I are
left with a void in our lives which will never be
or not your husband had anything to do with the Omagh
Bomb is a matter which should be determined in a court
of law. I for my part will never take justice into
my own hands.
Victor and Donna-Maria Barker
Parents of James (12)
A Child murdered by the Omagh Bomb.
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