The HET has found that the British Army murder of prominent republican Joe McCann was unjustified.
The report found that McCann was unarmed when he was shot and that 'Joe's actions did not amount to the level of specific threat which could have justified the soldiers opening fire in accordance with the Army Rules of Engagement or their standard operating procedures'
Source: Army killing of IRA man 'unjustified' - UTV Live News
This murder happened just weeks after the British Army’s rampage in Derry, which culminated in the deaths of 14 innocent nationalists.
It is good that Joe’s family can have justice. However, there are many more families out there who do not. Much of the British Army’s terror and destruction in Ireland has been swept under the carpet.
I think this case highlights the need for an independent truth commission to examine the deaths caused by all combatant forces.