DONAGHMORE, United Kingdom
Oliver McVeigh holds a picture of his brother Columba, at their mother Vera's graveside, in Donaghmore,...
Oliver McVeigh holds a picture of his brother Columba, at their mother Vera's graveside, in Donaghmore, County Tyrone November 7, 2014. Columba disappeared on November 1, 1975 aged 17. His body has never been recovered. His mother's wish was that her rosary beads be placed in Columba's coffin when he is found. The IRA admitted killing 13 of the 16 classified as "disappeared" in the 1970s and 80s, mostly Catholics accused of collaborating with British forces, while the Irish National Liberation Army admitted one. No one has taken responsibility for the other two, or two more who went missing after 1998. Several of the bodies have never been found and, like for the vast majority of the victims of Northern Ireland's "Troubles", none of the crimes have been solved and the perpetrators remain unpunished. The families of the Disappeared are frustrated that Northern Ireland appears so reluctant to investigate its past. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton (NORTHERN IRELAND - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS SOCIETY CIVIL UNREST)
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