Stop persecuting Northern Ireland Veterans
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The doctrine of Equality Under The Law is a fundamental pillar of our freedoms and the absolute assurance of accountability. Over the years we have seen this principle eroded and, indeed, cast aside for political expediency So-called Letters of Comfort have been issued to persons who are known to have committed the most obscene atrocities and those serving prison sentences for terrorism have been released having served minimal portions of their sentences. Now, British Veterans are being persecuted by the Northern Ireland authorities as part of the political settlement. This undermines and brings into disrepute the very doctrine of Equality Under the Law. This shows that the blindfolded figure of Justice, holding the sword of Retribution and the scales of Equality, has become a whore, for sale to the highest bidder. The Authorities in Northern Ireland are now running the whorehouse. We, the Signatories to this Petition, call upon the Attorney General for Northern Ireland to withdraw the Letters of Comfort, thus permitting the prosecution of known terrorists, and the immediate return to prison of those released under the Good Friday Agreement and that time at liberty not count towards time served. Then, and only then, shall proceedings be instituted against any Northern Ireland Armed Forces Veteran. We demand full equality under the law and an end to this hounding of Veterans
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