John Kelly, whose brother Michael was murdered was clearly upset and angered at the news. He said:
“I am angry and totally devastated to have to wait at least another year for this report to be published. Saville recently informed us that the report had gone to professional editors, indicating that completion was in sight. It adds insult to injury that we have been given no real reason for the delay. The families have been very patient but our patience is wearing thin. We have a right to be treated with respect and dignity.
“The Saville Inquiry opened on 3rd April 1998 and officially closed in November 2004. Four years on we have no report. Why is there such reluctance to release the report to public scrutiny?”
Mary Pearson, Secretary of the Troops Out Movement, which has campaigned to expose the reality of Bloody Sunday since it conception in 1974, said
“This is yet another example of the British establishment treating Irish people with contempt. The relatives of the Bloody Sunday victims have a right to the immediate publication of this report.
We are asking people to demand that the report be published immediately and that the relatives receive it simultaneously with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.”
What can we do ?
• Write to Sean Woodward Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and your own MP at the House of Commons London SW1A 0AA. Email: email@example.com www.writetothem.com
• Bombard MPs with letters, telephone calls, fax and email messages. Find their information at www.parliament.uk
• Organise delegations to MPs surgeries
• Call radio talk shows and write letters to newspapers
• Propose a motion at your Trade Unions, Political Party, Community group etc
• Write to Lord Saville at Bloody Sunday Inquiry PO Box 18031 London SW1y 4 WG
Email him at http://www.bloody-sunday-inquiry.org.uk/index2.asp?p=8
Let us make sure people in England, Scotland and Wales know what is being done in their name.