Troubles

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The trial of a former British soldier in connection with Bloody Sunday in 1972 was delayed after an administrative error saw lawyers directed to the wrong court. “Soldier F” was charged in March 2019 with the murder of James Wray and William McKinney, and the attempted murders of Joseph

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The sole prosecution of a former British soldier in connection with Bloody Sunday in 1972 will resume next week, prosecutors have said. "Soldier F" was charged in March 2019 with the murder of James Wray and William McKinney, and the attempted murders of Joseph Friel, Michael Quinn, Joe Mahon, Patri

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The Law Society of Northern Ireland has criticised the UK government over "attacks on lawyers" representing victims and survivors of the Troubles. In a short statement, the Law Society said it had formally lodged concerns about the Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation Bill) and its "

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A group of young men, known as the "Derry Four", were coerced into confessing to the murder of a soldier in 1979, an investigation by the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland has concluded. The watchdog investigated on the foot of complaints from the men, three of whom were aged 17 at the time and

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Controversial legislation aimed at ending prosecutions for killings during the Troubles will be introduced to Westminster today. The Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation Bill) will create a new independent body called the Independent Commission for Reconciliation and Information Reco

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Declassified files from the 1970s show the UK government planned to discredit Amnesty International in response to its investigative work on British forces' use of torture in Northern Ireland. An internal Foreign Office memo dating from December 1971 proposes that the government should leak details

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UK government plans to address the legacy of the past represent a "full-frontal attack on the rule of law" in spite of revisions making an amnesty conditional on co-operation with authorities, campaigners have said. Yesterday's Queen's speech, setting out the government's legislative programme for t

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Lawyers for the relatives of two victims of the Troubles have sought to have their challenge to the UK government's controversial legacy plans heard in the UK Supreme Court. Patricia Burns, daughter of Thomas Burns, and Daniel McCready, nephew of James McCann, had their case rejected by Northern Ire

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