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New inquests in Ballymurphy massacre to open | UTV



New inquests in the massacre in Ballymurphy, where ten people were killed in western Belfast in August 1971, are due to start on monday.

A priest was among those who were killed when he tried to help one of the wounded. A mother of eight was also killed in the shooter who involved the members of the Parachute Regiment. Another later died of a heart attack following an alleged violent confrontation with the parachute troops in West Belfast.

The first two weeks of the new inquests will hear consequences from the dead families.
Evidence in the first survey will be heard during the week of November 28th.

In 2011, Northern Ireland's lawyer John Larkin directed new inquests to be heard after a long campaign of family members who claimed that the original corona probes in the aftermath of the shooting were insufficient.

Coroner Ms. Justice Siobhan Keegan confirmed the inquests would continue as planned on Monday during a final preparatory hearing in Belfast last week.

The scots took place when the army moved into Republican civilians to
arresting the IRA suspect in the wake of the introduction of detention without trial – the controversial policy imposed by the Stormont Administration.

Soldiers have long been responsible for killing all 10 people in
Ballymurphy between August 9th and August 11, 1971, but the accepted story became cloudy earlier this year when former members of the paramilitary Ulster Volunteer Force appeared to claim that their organization was also involved.


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