Press Statement on behalf of Sally Gribben

Martin McCaughey & Dessie Grew

Statement on behalf of Sally Gribben, sister of Martin McCaughey who with Dessie Grew was shot dead by undercover British soldiers in Co Armagh on 9 October 1990.

This morning the European Court of Human Rights declared her application to the Court to be inadmissible.

Fearghal Shiels of Madden & Finucane Solicitors, solicitor for Mrs Gribben said:

“We are disappointed with the Court’s decision.

“The Court has expressed concerns about the refusal of the Coroner to disclose potentially relevant information in relation to the involvement of military witnesses in other fatal shooting incidents and the failure to ensure the recall of a key military witness to be examined in relation to his shooting of another man, Francis Bradley in 1986.

“It was our contention that these matters were central issues to be determined by the jury and the inquest had been denied important evidence.”

Gribben V. UK – European Court of Human Rights Press Release & Decision