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Capt. Kelly Campaign Update

Fionbarra O'Dochartaigh • October 16, 2004

Almost 1,000 people have already signed the Captain Kelly Justice Campaign's international petition. These include:

Politicians (list- incomplete)

Finian Mc Grath TD, Labour; Niall Blaney TD, IFF; Harry Blaney Snr; Cllor. Liam Blaney; Joe Costello TD, Labour; Waheed Alli, House of Lords; Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London; Tony Benn, former Labour M.P; Senator Mary Kathleen O'Doherty King, Trinidad & Tabago; Ruairi Quinn, TD, Labour; Liz McManus, TD; Ivana Bacik, Reid Professor of Law, Trinity College, Dublin and Labour candidate for the European Parliament; Caoimhghin O' Caoláin TD Sinn Fein Dail leader, Leinster House; Michael D. Higgins, TD; Kevin McNamara MP; Aengus O' Snodaigh TD Dublin Sinn Fein; Seán Crowe TD, Dublin Sinn Fein; Martin Ferris TD, Sinn Fein, Co. Kerry; Arthur Morgan TD, Sinn Fein, Co. Louth.

"What an extraordinary story of injustice. I would be proud for you to add my name to the petition" - Tony Benn, London.

"We cannot erase the past but that should not prevent our striving for justice for those whose reputation has been cruelly besmirched. Capt. Kelly deserves justice, even if he cannot be here to see it." - Kevin McNamara, House of Commons

Religious (list-incomplete)

Fr. Des Wilson, Belfast; Fr. Oliver Kelly, Co. Cavan; Fr. Martin Kelly, Co. Down (younger brothers of Capt. Jim Kelly); Fr. Robert J. Doherty, Celtic Cross Awards Society, Boston, USA; Fr. Joe McVeigh, Co. Fermanagh; Fr. Brendan Forde, OFM, Dublin; Sister Kathleen Pritchard, Harare, Zimbabwe, C. Africa; Sister Mary Fahy, Presentation Sisters, Co. Cavan.

"I worked with the man, he was my boss. I loved him as a soldier loves his comrades. R.I.P" - Ex-Cpl. Anthony Delaney, 5th. Battalion, Dublin

Others include:

Dr. Raymond McClean, civil rights' veteran, former Mayor of Derry; Paddy 'Bogside' Doherty, civil rights' veteran, chair, Derry Citizens' Defence Committee; John Kelly, former MLA, civil rights' veteran, chair, Belfast Citizens' Defence Committee; Tim Pat Coogan, author, commentator and historian; James Crossan, President, Derry Division #1 & several other officials of the AOH, at home & abroad.

"This man is the Irish Dreyfuss. His name should be cleared" - Tim Pat Coogan, Glengeary, Co. Dublin.

Contact Details:
* CKJCampaign e-mail address: oct5th_vets68@hotmail.comextra paper petitions & periodic updates available by request from on-line1968 civil rights veterans network.

* CKJC Secretary, c/o O'Dochartaigh Ho., Derry City BT48 7HR

(Only after 6 PM- Irish Time) Phone: -+44-028-71-286359

* CKJCampaign - main web site -












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21 October 2004

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