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21 March 2002 Edition

Castlereagh raid was inside job

21 March 2002

Special Branch and British Military Intelligence officers are to be questioned in connection with the illegal entry and theft of secret documents at Castlereagh Interrogation Centre last weekend. Free article

British chopper crash lands

21 March 2002

A British Army Puma helicopter crash landed into a South Armagh hillside on Saturday morning last, 16 March, highlighting again, says the South Armagh Framers and residents Association, the danger posed to residents by British aerial activity in the area. The helicopter was attempting to land at a spypost on Faughil Mountain near Jonesborough when it seemed to go into a spin and crashed into the side of the mountain. At least eight casualties were seen to be taken from the wreckage. Free article

Taylor's offensive testimony

21 March 2002

As expected, during the two days in which he gave evidence to the Saville Inquiry, former Ulster Unionist MP John Taylor, now Lord Kilclooney, repeatedly denied having any direct knowledge of or influence on security matters in the months leading up to 30 January 1972. Free article

North Belfast families flee homes

21 March 2002

Loyalist violence in North Belfast never goes away; it hits high and lows, but it never stops. Free article

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Tension mounts on Lower Ormeau

21 March 2002

With the countdown to this year's first sectarian march, set for the Ormeau Road on Easter Monday, well underway, the Apprentice Boys of Derry organisation has still to respond to a request to reroute their parade. Free article

Asylum seekers hunger strike against criminalisation

21 March 2002

Six men have been on hunger strike in Mountjoy Jail for over a week in protest at the appalling situation they face. They are being held as if they were convicted of crimes, awaiting deportation. Free article


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