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Montevideo, December 17th 2017 - 13:51 UTC

Falklands response to results of the ICRC humanitarian forensic identification project

Friday, December 1st 2017 - 20:51 UTC
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“We understand the importance of this work in helping to find answers for families who have been waiting for a considerable time”, Ian Hansen MLA said “We understand the importance of this work in helping to find answers for families who have been waiting for a considerable time”, Ian Hansen MLA said
Work was facilitated by FIG which provided support throughout the process in order to ensure that the ICRC team were able to carry out their investigations Work was facilitated by FIG which provided support throughout the process in order to ensure that the ICRC team were able to carry out their investigations

The Falkland Islands government has released a response to the results of the International Committee of the Red Cross humanitarian project to identify the remains of the Argentine combatants buried at the Darwin cemetery. The project was the result of a December 2016 agreement between United Kingdom and the Argentine governments, facilitated by the Falklands government.

 The Falklands government in the release reaffirms its commitment to work with all parties “to ensure that the next steps taken in each case are respectful, compassionate and put the wishes of the families first and foremost”

The release says that, ”Following the establishment of the Humanitarian Project Plan in December 2016, we note that the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has today reported the findings of its analysis into the identification of the remains of unidentified soldiers buried in the Falkland Islands.

“This work, which was undertaken at the Argentine cemetery, has been facilitated by the Falkland Islands Government, which has provided support throughout the process in order to ensure that the ICRC team were able to carry out their investigations in a timely manner.

”Chair of the Legislative Assembly, Ian Hansen MLA said: “We have provided our full support to representatives of the ICRC since this humanitarian project began. We understand the importance of this work in helping to find answers for families who have been waiting for a considerable time.

“Our members sincerely hope that the information the ICRC has provided will help the loved ones of these fallen soldiers to decide how they would now wish to proceed. We would like to provide our assurance that, as a Government, we will continue to work closely with all parties to ensure that the next steps taken in each case are respectful, compassionate and put the wishes of the families first and foremost”

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  • golfcronie

    Take note Argentina, that's the way to do things.

    Dec 01st, 2017 - 10:30 pm +3
  • Zaphod Beeblebrox

    Jolene/Hepatia will still be posting spam in 25 years.

    Dec 06th, 2017 - 07:11 pm 0
  • Conqueror

    @Jolene. Where are “the Malvinas”? We don't “recognise” the name. just to keep you up to date with the real world, argie “claims” to the continental shelf were legally rejected. The Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands are, I believe, within the area that argieland “claimed”. In addition, those islands are British territory. That was decided in 1982. Moreover, the Falkland Islands are almost certainly on the verge of becoming very, very rich. So rich that, quite possibly, they will be able to afford to have British forces quadrupled. The islands are very useful for training by the British Army. The surrounding seas are very useful for training for the Royal Navy. They are also useful for the Royal Air Force which may explain why RAF aircraft now include the very latest transport/tanker as well as two heavy lift Chinook helicopters. You can probably look out for Notices to Mariners as British forces define bomb and missile ranges. The British garrison is considerably different to the 40 Royal Marines you thought you had to overcome with your underhanded attack in 1982. So you don't have a hope in hell of acquiring what you've been trying to steal for the last 100 years. The Islands have been, legally, ours since 1690. Long before your “country” was even thought of. Even by the “implanted population” of which you are a member.

    Dec 08th, 2017 - 08:04 pm 0
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