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Suspension of inquests linked to 'national security concerns'


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SeamusNapoleon

Not very much information on this, but a real can of worms has possibly avoided its opening cermeony.

Northern Ireland’s senior coroner is to face a High Court challenge over his decision to suspend inquests into a dozen controversial killings.
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Mr Leckey announced the adjournments because of potential British national security concerns.
Preliminary hearings into two of the deaths involved were due to get under way in Belfast yesterday: those of 11-year-old Francis Rowntree who was hit by a rubber bullet fired by a soldier in 1972, and the killing of Gerard Slane in 1988.

Slane, a 27-year-old father of three, was shot dead by the UDA at his west Belfast home. His killing sparked claims of collusion between loyalist paramilitaries and the British security forces.
The families of those killed in Ballymurphy in the immediate aftermath of the imposition of internment without trial in 1971 are also affected by this suspension and are considering their own legal challenge.

Top NI coroner to face challenge over inquests - The Irish Times - Fri, Nov 16, 2012
 

mindgames

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Not very much information on this, but a real can of worms has possibly avoided its opening cermeony.





The families of those killed in Ballymurphy in the immediate aftermath of the imposition of internment without trial in 1971 are also affected by this suspension and are considering their own legal challenge.

Top NI coroner to face challenge over inquests - The Irish Times - Fri, Nov 16, 2012

This has been coming for a while I posted an article back in August I think the above is to do with the new justice bill.

http://www.politics.ie/forum/northern-ireland/195089-justice-bill.html
 

vaudeville

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Not very much information on this, but a real can of worms has possibly avoided its opening cermeony.





The families of those killed in Ballymurphy in the immediate aftermath of the imposition of internment without trial in 1971 are also affected by this suspension and are considering their own legal challenge.

Top NI coroner to face challenge over inquests - The Irish Times - Fri, Nov 16, 2012

PSNI rebuffs coroner over Special Branch's handling of Stalker report | TheDetail.tv
 

Mackers

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A strange decision on the face of it. One that all people should be concerned about as it will effect a wide range of cases.
 

ArtyisBack

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Perhaps we see the real reason behind unionism's attacks on Larkin - perhaps he has his own mind and is not prepared to toe the (unionist) party line? It would be good to be able to control the AG would it not?
 
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