The father of a young father of 2 who was murdered by two British soldiers Mark Wright and James Fisher, died on Monday after years of failed campaigning for the two murderers to be removed from the British army.
The 18 year old was murdered after he was searched by the two British soldiers, they found nothing.
They shot at him as he ran away after the ordeal and as he was lying dying on the ground they shot him again killing the young father of two.
The soldiers were convicted of Purgery after they claimed they thought he had a bomb, it was revealed during the case that the two soldiers had actually searched him, found nothing let him go and then shot him in the back.
The two soldiers were convicted of murder three years later and given life sentences. In his judgment, Lord Justice Kelly delivered a stinging rebuke to the pair, accusing Fisher of having "deliberately lied" and speaking witheringly of the frailty of Wright's evidence. He said he considered both men "untruthful and evasive". Kelly's judgment was later upheld when the men's appeal against conviction was dismissed and they were also refused the right to take their case to the House of Lords.
The two men served only 3 years of their 'life' sentance after the Daily Mail started a campaign to have them freed, the men were then immediatly accepted back into the British Army dispite being convicted of cold blooded murder and purgery.
Mr.McBrides Mother and her daughter argue that allowing the soldiers to remain in the army amounts to the state sanctioning of her son's murder. They have been further incensed by the revelation that Fisher has recently been promoted to lance corporal.
In 2003 The mayors of Belfast and Derry took up the McBrides' boycott call, an action that led to unionists condemning the SDLP mayor of Belfast, Martin Morgan, for banning Spellar from his parlour. The McBride family also points to the double standards the MoD appears to have employed in dismissing Major Charles Ingram, the man found guilty of cheating on the TV quiz show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? "To treat Peter McBride's killers more leniently than a quiz cheat is a sick joke," said an east Belfast Alliance councillor, Naomi Long, adding: "It would appear that the army is more worried about bad publicity in England than justice in Northern Ireland."