Amnesty urges Ireland to launch probe into mass children’s grave

LONDON: An urgent investigation must be launched into revelations that almost 800 babies and children were buried in a mass grave in Ireland near a home for unmarried mothers run by nuns, Amnesty said Thursday. “This shocking case needs immediate attention and answers from the Irish government,” said John Dalhuisen, Europe and Central Asia Programme Director at the London-based rights group. “A thorough investigation must be carried out into how these children died and if ill-treatment, neglect or other human rights abuses factored into their deaths.”  Death records suggest 796 children, from newborns to eight-year-olds, were deposited in a grave near a Catholic-run home in Tuam, County Galway, during the 35 years it operated from 1925 to 1961. The government announced it was examining the “best means” to address the “deeply disturbing” revelations. The septic tank, full to the brim with bones, was discovered in 1975 by locals when concrete slabs covering the tank broke up. 

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