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Monday, 17 April, 2000, 15:19 GMT 16:19 UK
Omagh families seek online justice
Omagh atrocity
The perpetrators of the bomb are still at large
Families of the victims of the Omagh bombing are taking their search for justice to the internet.

The campaigners want to publish hard-hitting images of the devastation in Omagh in August 1998, after a Real IRA bomb ripped through the town.

It is understood the group also wants to publish the names of activists and sympathisers they believe were involved in the attack which killed 29 and injured over 200.

The site is under construction and is scheduled to go online in a month's time.

The Omagh Support and Self Help Group is currently seeking legal advice as to what material can and cannot be included.

The group hopes the website will help bring those responsible to justice.

'Hard-hitting' images

The website is being set up with the help of 22-year-old Cathy Gallagher, whose brother, Aidan, was killed in the attack.

She graduated in Computer Studies from the University of Ulster last year.

Her father, Michael Gallagher, told BBC News Online the site would be "hard-hitting".
Michael Gallagher
Michael Gallagher: site could help families get justice

"I feel graphic images of what we have suffered should go on the site.

"They showed us no mercy.

"Our one aim is to bring these people to justice and make them feel guilty for what they have done.

"Or if they don't, at least those close to them might.

"It should go on the worldwide web that these people are child killers.

"They committed a crime against humanity and we must bring them to justice.

Challenge to American support

"We especially want to let people in America see what happened.

"We want them to see that they're not freedom fighters and that there's nothing romantic about what they're doing.

"We feel it's another tool in our armoury to put pressure on these people.

"They've never been seriously challenged.

"It's been one-way propaganda. They've got the support and the money.

"This is another way of exposing them for what they are."

Last week relatives of the victims of the Omagh bomb met Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams.

Sinn Fein has refused to co-operate with the investigation into the attack, because of the involvement of the Royal Ulster Constabulary.

After meeting the families, Mr Adams said he needed time to reflect on what he had heard.

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