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20 June 2002 Edition

Licensed to kill

20 June 2002

``Finucane would be alive today if the peelers hadn't interfered.'' These are the direct words spoken by Ken Barrett, former RUC Special Branch agent and one of the two loyalist gunmen said to be involved in the 1989 killing of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane. Free article

50 days of attacks

20 June 2002

"This community has been physically, socially and psychologically persecuted over the last 50 days," says Sinn Féin's Joe O'Donnell. He is standing beside a row of houses in the Clandeboye area of Short Strand, the nationalist enclave in east Belfast that has been the focus of a sustained loyalist attack. Free article

Neither rain nor soccer dampen spirits

20 June 2002

The mood of the annual Bodenstown commemoration last Sunday wasn't dampened by pouring rain nor the fact that the Irish had just lost to Spain in the World Cup. Free article

More screening at Bloody Sunday inquiry

20 June 2002

Relatives of the Bloody Sunday victims have reacted angrily to a ruling by Lord Saville allowing for the screening of two British soldiers when they give evidence to the inquiry. Free article


Former POW wins damages from NIO

20 June 2002

In what was described as a precedent setting case, an Armagh ex-POW has won damages against the NIO for injuries received as a result of the treatment of prisoners following the discovery of a tunnel in Long Kesh in 1997. Free article

Shot for carrying a chair leg

20 June 2002

The inquest into the shooting of Harry Stanley by the Metropolitan police on 22 September 1999 opened at St Pancras coroner's court, London, on Monday. Free article

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