Outrage as newspaper in Mauritius prints death photos of honeymoon bride Michaela McAreavey
Family and Irish government condemn publication of pictures in strongest possible terms
“The whole conduct of this affair from the start has not inspired confidence and I think the family have been treated in an appalling way and I think rarely have I been so inspired by the courage, the humanity and the faith of a family in the face of such tragedy.
“To find that this is the way that they’ve been treated and abused, it really is beyond belief.”
Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister and Sinn Fein representative Martin McGuinness claimed that the photographs had come from within the Mauritian ‘system’.
McGuinness said: “Just when it seems the system in Mauritius cannot heap any more pain and anguish on to the McAreavey and Harte families, a local newspaper publishes pictures of Michaela’s body,.
“The decision of the newspaper in Mauritius to publish crime scene photographs, including pictures of Michaela’s body, is an outrageous abuse that cannot be justified in any way.
“People in Mauritius need to realise that the eyes of the international community are firmly focused on their country and their justice system in the wake of the brutal murder of Michaela and the absolute failure to deliver justice for John McAreavey and the rest of family.
“This case will not simply go away as some in Mauritius seem to hope. I can assure the Mauritian authorities that people in Ireland will continue to keep a focus on this case until justice is done.”
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