New inquests probe on SAS shootings

Here we go....

"Northern Ireland's attorney general John Larkin QC requested the new inquests after the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg found the men's hooman rights had been violated."

Really?

The attorney general for England and Wales is to decide whether new inquests can be held into the deaths of IRA men shot by special forces.

The SAS shootings at Loughgall Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) station in Co Armagh were among the most controversial of the Troubles.

Eight members of the IRA and a civilian were killed during a fierce gun battle on May 8 1987.

Jeremy Wright QC is to decide whether fresh inquests should be blocked in case highly sensitive national security information is disclosed. The matter was referred to him by the Northern Ireland Office (NIO).

A statement from the NIO said: "The secretary of state is satisfied that there is material held by the Government which is both relevant to the decision whether to open fresh inquests in these cases and which is national security sensitive."

It added: "The advocate general for Northern Ireland (the attorney general for England and Wales Jeremy Wright QC) will now consider these requests and take the decision on whether to direct that fresh inquests are conducted."

Northern Ireland's attorney general John Larkin QC requested the new inquests after the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg found the men's human rights had been violated.

Disputed circumstances surrounding how they died would be the subject of investigation by a coroner after previous conflicting reports.

The NIO said: "The advocate general is an independent law officer in the same way as the AGNI: he will make a decision independent of government. All of the options available to the AGNI will be available to the advocate general, including a decision to direct that an inquest should be held.

"The secretary of state's decision in no way reflects a lack of trust in the role of the attorney general for Northern Ireland."

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/n...inquests-probe-on-sas-shootings-30564291.html
 
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Daz

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Northern Ireland's attorney general John Larkin QC requested the new inquests after the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg found the men's human rights had been violated

Given they were shot while trying to detonate a FBB, someone should tell the ECHR to Foxtrot Oscar
 
OFFS!
 

Auld-Yin

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This announcement coming so quickly after the government announced that the 'get out of jail' letters were not worth the paper they were written on.

Coincidence?
 

ACAB

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It just rolls on and on and on............ The Republican Grief Machine.....
 

Daz

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pray tell, is there money involved ?

For an answer, perhaps you should ask Mr Brian Gormally how much he's making as Director of the Committee on the Administration of Justice, who seem to be the prime mover behind this (see the Daily Wail link)

Oh, and in case you don't know who the CAJ are, a trip to their website might be in order http://www.caj.org.uk/
 

ehwhat

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"It is a fact that the deceased attacked the post with a digger with a bomb in its bucket supported by a van full of gunmen. Said gunmen firing their weapons indiscriminately. If the combined SAS and RUC forces gave offense by returning fire we apologize unreservedly. Studies have been undertaken, valuable lessons have been learned and new policies implemented. In future squaddies will lie down, unarmed and naked, while you run them over." That should sort the Human Rights issue.
 
So for Paddy 1 and Paddy 2 its all forgive and forget and give them carte blanche to take up well paying political careers. But, the present powers are willing to shit on those who risked life and limb under the instruction of previous politicos and allow some dodgy "sympathisers" to make a handful for wonga.
 

ACAB

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"It is a fact that the deceased attacked the post with a digger with a bomb in its bucket supported by a van full of gunmen. Said gunmen firing their weapons indiscriminately. If the combined SAS and RUC forces gave offense by returning fire we apologize unreservedly. Studies have been undertaken, valuable lessons have been learned and new policies implemented. In future squaddies will lie down, unarmed and naked, while you run them over." That should sort the Human Rights issue.
Actually, this occurred during our NITAT training for South Armagh. We had quite a pleasant tour as the ASU's were locked down whilst the Nutting Squads tried to ascertain who the touts were. I would hazard a guess there were more touts than there were members of the Nutting Squads!
 

Daz

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The ECHR is known for giving perverse judgements which is why we would be better off out of it.
 

udipur

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Does using harpoons as silenced weapons constitute a breach of human rights...?
 

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ACAB

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Does using harpoons as silenced weapons constitute a breach of human rights...?
Oohhh, looks like someone got a sneaky M79 / M203 grenade round in there as well!
 

Joshua Slocum

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many thanks
I checked out the website and the officess just of the shankill road, nice and handy a cab company and an amusement arcade nearby ?
could not check out the car park as it was taken over a weekend
looking at the company they are independant ie into making money big time
I guess they are looking for a fair mark up on this !!!
or am I being cynical
 
I didn't know the Apache nation raided that far north!
 

Joshua Slocum

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would this be the same IRA gang that destroyed other police stations and killing people ?
seems they have a short memory
I smell the smell of compensation in the background
 

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