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19 December 2002 Edition

Nelson and Mallon family seek justice

19 December 2002

"There remains only one avenue to establish the truth and that is the setting up of a fully independent judicial inquiry," relatives of the murdered Lurgan solicitor Rosemary Nelson said this week Free article

Colombia 3 'missing' for 48 hours

19 December 2002

After 48 hours silence, the families of the Colombia Three discovered on Tuesday night that the men were still alive. Niall Connoly phoned relatives and confirmed that they had been moved to a high-security prison in Combita, 87 kms north of the country's capital Bogota. Free article

'Ghastly people' killed their own - soldiers

19 December 2002

In a statement to the Bloody Sunday inquiry on Tuesday a former Lance Bombardier in 22nd Light Air Defence Regiment said that he did not believe that all of the dead been shot by the British Army Free article

Allegations fly as Lowry resigns

19 December 2002

Apparent tensions between Special Branch and MI5 surfaced this week with unionist accusations that British Military Intelligence played a role in the recent resignation of Bill Lowry, the head of Special Branch in Belfast. Free article

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Plastic bullets report calls for monitoring

19 December 2002

Relatives for Justice spokesperson Clara Reilly said a new report into the use of plastic bullets, by Independent British Military Complaints Assessor, Jim McDonald, highlights the need for a total ban on the deadly weapon. Free article

Ó Caoláin leads walkout from North Eastern Health Board

19 December 2002

Sinn Féin Health spokesperson Caoimhghin Ó Caoláin TD led a walkout from Tuesday's meeting of the North Eastern Health Board in protest at the Chairperson's refusal to allow discussion of the tragic death of Bronagh Livingstone. Free article


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