The Troubles

Government is 'complicit' in veteran 'witch-hunt'

MPs demand legal protection for NI veterans
UK Governments are "complicit" in a witch-hunt against former servicemen and women who served in Northern Ireland. 

The accusation came from a former army officer and Conservative MP Bob Stewart during a debate on prosecuting veterans for alleged offences going back to the 1970s and 80s.

The debate was prompted by a public petition saying the military should not be prosecuted for their "work" in Northern Ireland.

Kristiina Cooper reports.

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