The family of journalist Lyra McKee urged anyone with a “political agenda” not to use her image.
A Belfast woman died in 2019 after being hit by an ammunition during a riot in the Cregan area of Delhi.
The new IRA of the dissenting Republican group is related to the killings.
The Sinn Féin party reportedly contacted the group on a potential “cooperation agreement” with the aim of achieving a border vote.
A letter from the party’s chairman, Declan Kearney, was leaked over the weekend a few days before the Staumont elections.
Nicola McKee Corner said that anyone using the image of her sister to promote her political agenda is causing immense pain and distress to her family.
She was speaking following the publication of a tweet containing a photo of Laila.
The family requested that the tweet be deleted.
“The pain and trauma of Lyra’s killings haven’t been alleviated for our family over the last three years,” McKee Corner said.
“Our Lyra’s memories are invaluable to us, those who don’t know her, those who don’t understand why she made the person who inspired her only to make political claims. It’s hard to say that I’m using her photo.
“They pollute Laila’s memory. Shame them,” she added.
https://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/lyra-mckees-family-urge-those-with-a-political-agenda-not-to-use-her-image-1299701.html Laila McKee’s family encourages people with a “political agenda” not to use her image