Published:  05:47 PM, 14 March 2019

Ex-soldier to be charged in Bloody Sunday killings

Ex-soldier to be charged in Bloody Sunday killings
A former British soldier is set to be prosecuted in connection with the deaths of two civil rights protesters in Northern Ireland more than 40 years ago, part of an event known as Bloody Sunday.

One former soldier, identified as soldier "F',' was one of 17 former members of the 1st Battalion Parachute Regiment whose actions in Londonderry on Jan. 30, 1972 were being considered for criminal charges. He is to be charged with two murders and four attempted murders during Bloody Sunday. The potential for charges follows a decade-long investigation that concluded soldiers killed 13 unarmed demonstrators protesting Britain's detention of suspected Irish nationalists.

The victims' families have called for justice, while supporters of the soldiers say it is unfair for them to face charges decades after the events.


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