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One British soldier to face murder charges over 1972 'Bloody Sunday', reigniting controversy

Firstpost Thursday, 14 March 2019
By Amanda Ferguson LONDONDERRY, Northern Ireland (Reuters) - One former British soldier will be prosecuted for two murders in the "Bloody Sunday" killings of 13 unarmed Catholic civil rights marchers in Londonderry by British paratroopers in 1972 - one of the most notorious incidents of the Northern Ireland conflict. The evidence was insufficient to charge 16 other former soldiers, Northern Ireland's Public Prosecution Service said on Thursday. Soldiers from the elite Parachute Regiment opened fire on Sunday, Jan.
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Head of Public Prosecution Service of Northern Ireland, Stephen Herron, states that one former soldier is to be prosecuted for two murders and four attempted murders on Bloody Sunday.

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