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Security forces' victims forgotten

Hundreds of millions of pounds have been spent on payments to former members of the UDR, RIR, RUC, and now the RUC Reserve, yet the victims of these same forces are forgotten.

When the Eames/Bradley Group recommended that all victims should get a recognition payment, it was ex-members of the so-called 'security forces' that reacted most in opposition to it, because it would have included the families of the people they killed.

The overwhelming majority of those involved in the conflict within these same forces never suffered bereavement, or injury, and were among the highest paid 'security forces' in the world. While these ex-members live in financial security, and amnesty for their actions, their victims still suffer.

JOSEPHINE LARMOUR

Belfast

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