British soldier faces murder charges over 1972 'Bloody Sunday' killings
British soldier faces murder charges over 1972 'Bloody Sunday' killings
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British soldier faces murder charges over 1972 'Bloody Sunday' killings

14:45 September 18, 2019 Reuters

Families of victims of the 1972 'Bloody Sunday' shootings in Northern Ireland are to ask prosecutors to strip the only British soldier facing prosecution of his anonymity, a lawyer said on the first day of a court hearing into the case.Soldiers from the elite Parachute Regiment opened fire on Sunday, Jan. 30, 1972, during an unauthorised civil rights march in the Bogside nationalist area of Londonderry, in one of the most notorious incidents of the Northern Ireland conflict.

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