During 2016 MUVE campaigned on behalf of one of our members, June Mc Mullin, against the day release of terrorists imprisoned after the Good Friday Agreement. Under the GFA, terrorists convicted with legacy murders need only serve 2 years, however this is lessened by the fact that they are classed as ‘lifers’ and therefore allowed time out to rehabilitate into society. MUVE accompanied June to solicitor’s meetings and court. We also attended the hand-over of our petition in Stormont and met with the Justice Minister to discuss a number of issues surrounding the case.
Currently MUVE is supporting the campaign around War Widows pensions. Widows who remarried originally lost their pensions however this was only reinstated in the last decade and back dated a number of years thereby bypassing all UDR widows and many more across the UK. MUVE is supporting the back payment of pensions across the services.