Sinn Féin MLA Pádraig Delargy has expressed solidarity with the Bloody Sunday families following news that Soldier F will stand trial in the Crown Court.
The Foyle MLA said:
“My thoughts today are with the Bloody Sunday families and their ongoing efforts to achieve justice for their loved ones.
“For almost 52 years they have remained resolute, determined, and courageous. The people of Derry will continue to support them on that journey.
“This is another example of why the British Government wants to slam the door shut on truth and justice for families with its outrageous and cynical Legacy Act.
“I would urge the Irish Government to challenge this shameful Legacy Act by taking an interstate case. This is a denial of human rights and a breach of international law, and the government must protect the convention rights of Irish citizens.
“We will continue to stand with the Bloody Sunday families every step of the way as they continue to pursue justice through the courts.”