British Ministry of Defence Withholds McGurk’s Bar Massacre Evidence

Nearly half a century after the McGurk’s Bar Massacre, the British Ministry of Defence is still withholding evidence.

The British Ministry of Defence (MoD) is still hiding potentially critical evidence relating to the McGurk’s Bar Massacre and its cover-up by the British state.

This is despite the fact that the atrocity occurred in 1971 and resulted in the death of 15 civilians, including 2 children. Many more were lucky to escape with their lives.

Following a request for a redaction to be lifted from a critical archive discovery under the Freedom of Information Act and a subsequent Public Interest Test, the British Ministry of Defence has denied the families access to it even though it refers directly to the atrocity and our loved ones.

The document proves that the British Army and Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) lied directly to the British Government and Office of the Prime Minister in the aftermath of the massacre. [Read More Here…]

The British Ministry of Defence today tells us that it will not lift the redaction due to the:

“risk to [British] military capability, effectiveness and security.”

British Ministry of Defence withholding McGurk's Bar Evidence

This is an outrageous attempt to bury evidence of the British Army and RUC cover-up of the McGurk’s Bar Massacre.

We have appealed the decision to withhold the evidence immediately and have briefed our legal team to prepare to fight for it.

Further Information

Learn about the families’ battles with the British authorities and the critical new evidence we found in this short webinar, The McGurk’s Bar Bombing: Post-Script: