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Coroner rules 1971 massacre victims in Belfast were ‘entirely innocent’

A coroner in Northern Ireland has ruled that a priest and nine lay Catholics who were shot dead by British troops almost 50 years ago were "entirely innocent" and their deaths were unjustified. What became known as the Ballymurphy Massacre in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1971 remains one of the most controversial incidents in the conflict in...
Coroner rules 1971 massacre victims in Belfast were ‘entirely innocent’

Ireland has no route home for prisoners held overseas

The Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas (ICPO) has strongly criticised the “barely-functioning system” that has left Irish people in prison overseas and their families in Ireland feeling “utterly let down by the State”. The ICPO expressed concern following the recent publication of the Minister for Justice and Equality’s Annual Report...
Ireland has no route home for prisoners held overseas

Amid political crisis, Salvadoran bishops call for ‘authentic democracy’

After international outcry following moves that consolidated power over El Salvador into the hands of the president, the Central American country's Catholic bishops expressed worry and urged lawmakers to guide citizens into a "truly democratic state." Even if there had been reasons to dismiss five top judges and the nation's attorney general,...
Amid political crisis, Salvadoran bishops call for ‘authentic democracy’
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