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Parents of triplets killed in Doha mall fire demand justice: RNZ Checkpoint

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In May 2012, two-year-old triplets, Jackson, Lillie, and Willsher Weekes, were killed in a fire in the Villagio Mall in Doha. The three New Zealand toddlers were among 19 people who died in the fire: 13 children, four staff members of the nursery the children were in, and two firefighters. Original convictions for involuntary manslaughter, against the Mall's owners and managers, were overturned by the Qatari Appeal Court, after a hearing that left families confused, distressed and angry. Today, the Appeal's Court's decision has been overturned. Another appeal seems almost certain, but Martin and Jane Weekes won't give up until someone is held responsible for the deaths.