UK legal aid funds Manchester Arena bomber’s defense; victims’ families silenced, denied funds

UK legal aid funds Manchester Arena bomber’s defense; victims’ families silenced, denied funds
UK police patrol outside of Manchester Arena after terror attack at Ariana Grande concert, May 2017. ABC News video

[Ed. – I don’t know that victims’ families are due public funding for legal representation when the state is trying an accused attacker, but it IS sick and twisted that the victims’ families are required to say nothing about the attack in public during the trial.  It’s understandable that the victims’ families and their supporters perceive an unfair disparity in treatment.]

The brother of the Manchester Arena terrorist has been given legal aid – but his victims haven’t.

Hashem Abedi, 22, will be represented by state lawyers when he goes to trial accused of 22 counts of murder for each of the victims killed.

But the families of the children and their parents murdered as they left the Ariana Grande concert in May 2017 have been denied taxpayer money to help their cases. …

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It echoes the problems experienced by families of the London Bridge terror attack’s victims, who were also denied state legal funding.

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