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Great report on clerical-abuse scandal in Northern Ireland presented

Great report on clerical-abuse scandal in Northern Ireland presented

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Certainly hundreds, but potentially thousands of Northern Irish children are the last century, abused, and mistreated in shelters under the direction were of the government, charities and the churches.

That is to be read in a 2300 page report that Friday in Dublin is presented. The commission of inquiry speaks of “widespread physical, psychological and sexual abuse of young children between 1922 and 1995.” At 20 of the 22 surveyed agencies, we found abuses.

The report denounces the lack of supervision and control of justice, the government and the institutions themselves on the abuses: “The shelters were more concerned with protecting their reputation and secrecy of the abuses, than to fight them”.

Victims of abuse, who at the presentation of the report were present, applaudisseerden long after the reading of the conclusions. “This recognition of our suffering, we have our lives long to wait,” says victim Margaret McGuckin who bet for the fate of medeslachtoffers.

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