2005年05月11日

インクワイアリが失敗したらEUの支援金でシヴィル・アクション〜マッカートニー・シスターズ

ロバート・マッカートニー殺害事件の被害者家族がストラスブールへ。(選挙中は動きのなかった彼女たちだが、選挙が終わったら即行動してる。ほんとにすごい。)

MEPs back McCartney justice fight
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/4533029.stmこの件に関しては、私はBBCは何だかあんまりと思っている。探せばほかにもっとよい記事があるのかもしれない。がとりあえず事の次第はBBCでわかる。

しかし、こういう形のプレッシャーのかけ方ってよく思いつくよなぁ。。。

MEPs have voted to request European Union money to help fund a civil case against those suspected of killing Belfast man Robert McCartney.

Mr McCartney, 33, was stabbed in January. His family say IRA members were involved and witnesses are afraid.

A large majority voted to fund a possible civil action by his sisters if the current criminal inquiry failed.

The motion will now be considered by the European Commission, which has already pledged help, and EU ministers.

Any cash support would come from the EU's fund to help victims of terrorism.

This fund has never before been used to finance an individual legal case.

European Parliament President Josep Borrell said he was quite confident "money will be made available".

"There hasn't been a precedent, but you have to start somewhere. It's important for people to speak out," he said.

The motion was backed by 555 MEPs, while 48 abstained - including Sinn Fein's two MEPs - and four opposed it.

The resolution accused Sinn Fein of failing to call on those responsible or who witnessed the attack to co-operate fully with the police.

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