Belfast sex abuse victims bid to force MI5 to testify

February 17, 2015 6:00 PM

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BELFAST (Reuters) - Northern Ireland's High Court ruled on Tuesday that victims of sex abuse at a Belfast boys' home in the 1970s could try to force the British intelligence agency MI5 to answer allegations that it covered up the scandal.

The court granted a former resident of the Kincora Boys' Home a judicial review of a government decision to exclude Kincora from a London-based abuse inquiry with the power to force MI5 to testify.

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