who has recently given her considerable effort and expertise to the Ludlow
family's campaign for truth and justice for Seamus Ludlow. She has placed a link
to this site in her site called The
Troubles of Northern Ireland.
site has recently been augmented by the inclusion of two new sections which will
be of considerable interest to anyone interested in Irish
history and the history of abuses of the RUC.
Both sections show an impressive attention to detail and a clear understanding
of the issues involved. They are recommended for anyone interested in Irish
history and current events.
colleague Jim J. Kane, Scranton, Linda has written numerous letters on the
Ludlow family's behalf. Both have placed messages of support on this site's
Guest Book. The Ludlow family received this editorial on 14 April, 2000.
Their support for this campaign is deeply appreciated.
HAPPENED TO TRUTH AND JUSTICE
I am writing on behalf of the Seamus Ludlow Family and what seems to be some
very deep rooted concerns surrounding his death on May 2, 1976.
There are numerous questions that need to be answered and also to have public
inquiries into Seamus Ludlow's murder and to bring his murderers to justice and
do away with the smear campaign that has protected his murderers for nearly 24
He may have been murdered simply because he was Catholic, or because he was
mistaken for another intended victim. The Ludlow family has recently found out
that authorities on both sides of the border had identified Mr. Ludlow's killers
as far back as 1979, if not much earlier.
Seamus Ludlow became a forgotten victim of the Irish troubles, his life of no
consequence to the police who were charged with bringing his killers to justice.
The Ludlow Family wants to know why Seamus Ludlow was so expendable?
Why was his murder not investigated in the way that the law demanded?
Who were they trying to protect by smearing the victim and the family’s
Why had the UDR and Red Hand Murderers never been brought to justice even though
they were identified by the R.U.C and Gardai more than twenty (20) years
When these murderers were identified why had there not been an arrest until
Why was the family kept away from the inquest of Seamus Ludlow on August 19,
Why did the Irish authorities not initiate proceedings against the four
suspects so they could be prosecuted in the jurisdiction where the crime was
committed, in County Louth?
Will the British and Irish Authorities ever give into the Ludlow's request
for a full and independent and public inquiry where the family's attorneys have the right to subpoena and question witnesses regarding this murder?
The Ludlow family needs intervention into the atrocities that have been committed and for which they received NO justice from a prejudiced government
and police force. They seek the intervention of the Human Rights Commission to
help right the injustice that has come upon them. We ask that you intervene on
behalf of these families and all peoples who have had their rights ignored for
** Also it has come to our attention, that the nephew of Seamus Ludlow has been
trying to send out letters to the UN Human Rights Commissioner and to the
Secretary General in Ireland, requesting that they both "Please" take
an interest in the Ludlow family's campaign for truth and justice. Mr.
Ludlow’s nephew has been informed from a UN official that his letter NEVER
reached either of these places. He also sent out letters to SEVERAL USA
lawyers and human rights groups, whom have informed me they have never received
his letters either. It seems the mail of Mr. Ludlow’s living family is being
intercepted by authorities and not being allowed to reach where it was intended
For some reason, even almost 24 years later, the authorities are still
trying to keep this case quiet, not allowing Mr. Ludlow's existing family to ask
for help, trying to silence even his mail. The only reason this family finally
got to reach out to us is I saw his web site and I wrote to him, and we have
been corresponding via E-Mail. People need to know about this family's plight,
and their struggle for Truth and Justice will prevail!
Irish Organizations United
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Southbridge, MA. 01550
THE SEAMUS LUDLOW APPEAL FUND
Bank of Ireland
78 Clanbrassil Street
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