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22 August 2002 Edition

Caught on camera...

22 August 2002

The residents of the besieged Short Strand have submitted video evidence to the Police Ombudsman, Nuala O'Loan Free article

Ardoyne Catholics escape UDA gun attack

22 August 2002

A Catholic family of five and a pensioner escaped serious injury on Tuesday night, 20 August, after the UDA sprayed their homes with gunfire just hours after the Red Hand Defenders (RHD), widely accepted as a cover name for the UDA, threatened to target North Belfast Catholics. Free article

Sectarian pogrom forces Antrim Catholics to flee

22 August 2002

Over the last year, Catholics living in Antrim have been subjected to a vicious campaign of sectarian intimidation in which loyalist paramilitaries have repeatedly targeted families in their homes, workers at their place of employment, children and their parents at school and even relatives attending a local cemetery. Free article

Harassment of Felons set to continue

22 August 2002

Last month, 13 members and staff of the Felon's Club in Andersonstown, West Belfast, thought they had, at last, a reason to celebrate after Judge Paul McRandall of Belfast's Magistrates Court ordered that cases against them should be dropped. Free article

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BNFL actions endangering Irish health and safety

22 August 2002

Sinn Féin spokesperson on the Environment, Arthur Morgan TD, has accused British Nuclear Fuels Limited (BNFL) of "wantonly endangering the health and safety of Irish people" with its decision to press ahead with the transportation of nuclear materials through the Irish Sea to its Sellafield plant. Free article

Begley slams RUC/PSNI intimidation of youth

22 August 2002

Omagh Sinn Féin Councillor Seán Begley has attacked attempts by local RUC/PSNI personnel to intimidate a young man into becoming an informant for the force. Free article

Irish peace activist injured in Jenin

22 August 2002

Irish peace activist in the Jenin Palestinian refugee camp, Caoimhe Butterly, was on Tuesday injured, along with three Palestinian teens, as Israeli troops moved into the camp. Two of the Palestinians are described as critical after they were shot in the chest as soldiers opened fire on stone throwers while Butterly was reported to be lightly wounded in the leg by shrapnel. The following is an article she penned last week. Free article


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