12 May 2017
The DUP’s General Election candidate in East Londonderry Gregory Campbell has said,
DUP Spokesman on International Development and Cabinet Office
“If it is the case that there is a decision to prosecute soliders who were allegedly involved in Londonderry on 'Bloody Sunday' then this is proof positive of the partisan approach taken by the Prosecution Service as some of us have maintained.
90% of the deaths in the Troubles were by paramilitaries yet the balance of investigations is disproportionately against former police officers and soldiers. Such a one-sided approach only serves those who want to re-write the past.
Those who foolishly welcomed the revised Saville Report and thought that was the end of the matter have now had their answer. As I said at the time, it would not be the end of the matter.
People right across Northern Ireland and throughout the rest of the United Kingdom will be demanding that any evidence which exists against surviving participants from the IRA killing campaign must be immediately investigated.
This is an outrageous example of former soldiers who stood against the sectarian terrorism of 1972, instigated by the IRA, now being tried whilst many of those who hid behind balaclavas have avoided any trial.”