8 November 2013 No Comments by The Northern Standard

A major television documentary broadcast this week has intensified focus on the fate of the “Disappeared” and led to renewed calls on those with information about the whereabouts of their bodies to come forward.

The programme highlighted the ongoing suffering of the families of those abducted, murdered and buried by Republican paramiliitaries during the Troubles whose bodies remain undiscovered.

Following the screening of the joint RTE/BBC television documentary, the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims’ Remains issued an appeal to anyone with information which might assist in locating the remains of the Disappeared to “come forward without delay” and to provide it to the commission in confidence.

In a statement two of the commissioners, Frank Murray and Sir Ken Bloomfield, said: “The television documentary highlights once again the dreadful burden that the families of the Disappeared have had to bear for so long.

“Theirs is a tale of tragedy and denial – the tragedy of the loss of a loved one and the denial of their right to bury their loved ones decently and to have a place to grieve.

“The commission’s role is solely humanitarian; we have no role in the prosecution process.
“We seek only to address the hurt and disappointment …

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