Responding to the investigation into Sergeant O who is being investigated for the attempted murder of two protesters injured by flying debris on Bloody Sunday, Andrew Allison, Head of Campaigns for The Freedom Association, said:
“Sergeant O is now 76 years old. He has suffered a stroke and his wife has recently died. Despite this, the police see it fit to interview him for hours on end about events almost half a century ago, and have kept him in limbo for two years. It is a disgraceful way to treat a brave former soldier who was attempting to do his job in the most dangerous and demanding circumstances.
“He cannot be held responsible for falling masonry because bullets he fired hit a wall. It is a ridiculous accusation. Whilst IRA killers walk free, British soldiers are being targeted, and the Government has done nothing to put a stop to this.
“We fully support Sergeant O, call on the police to end this investigation, and call on the Government to order an end to the victimisation of all former servicemen”.
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The Freedom Association is a non-partisan, centre-right, libertarian pressure group. We believe in the freedom of the individual in all aspects of life to as great an extent as possible. As such, we seek to challenge all erosion of civil liberties and campaign in support of individual liberty and freedom of expression.
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