The long-awaited report into the Bloody Sunday massacre will conclude that a number of the fatal shootings of civilians by British soldiers were unlawful killings, the Guardian has learned.
Lord Saville's 12-year inquiry into the deaths, the longest public inquiry in British legal history, will conclude with a report published next Tuesday, putting severe pressure on the Public Prosecution Service in Northern Ireland to prosecute soldiers.
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As far as prosecutions go, I'll believe it when I see it, but it's about time that these murders be recognised officially for what they were. The Widgery Report was a total disgrace, and what's worse is that officers in charge of Bloody Sunday were later decorated by the queen. I hope that for the sake of some hugely delayed justice, we do see prosecutions.
Even though I wasn't even alive at the time, tonight I want to remember the people who lost their lives on that day. No prosecution can ever bring them back.
John 'Jackie' Duddy, 17, shot in the chest while running from paratroopers
Patrick Joseph Doherty, 31, shot from behind
Bernard McGuigan, 41, shot in the back of the head while tending to Patrick Doherty and waving a white hanky.
Hugh Pious Gilmour, 17, shot while running from paratroopers
Kevin McElhinney, 17, shot from behind while crawling to safety
Michael Gerard Kelly, 17, shot in the stomach while standing near a rubble barricade
John Pius Young, 17, shot in the head while standing at a rubble barricade
William Noel Nash, 19, shot in the chest while attempting to help another victim
Michael M. McDaid, 20, shot in the face while walking away from paratroopers
James Joseph Wray, 22, shot at close range while lying on the ground wounded
Gerald Donaghy, 17, shot in the stomach while attempting to run to safety
Gerald 'James' McKinney, 34, shot in the chest while raising his hands and shouting "Don't shoot!"
William Anthony McKinney, 27, shot from behind while attempting to aid another victim
John Johnston, 59, wounded by gunshots while walking to visit a friend. He died of his injuries four and a half months later.