‘Amnesty’ letters to 187 IRA suspects ‘a disgrace’

Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson

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UUP MLA Tom Elliott said revelations that 187 IRA suspects were given written assurances by the British Government that they would not be prosecuted were a “disgrace”.

He was speaking after Donegal man John Downey walked free from Court in London where he was standing trial for the IRA Hyde Park bombing in 1982. He lawyer said in court that he had been given written assurances that he was not wanted by the British authorities.

But UUP Justice Spokesman Tom Elliott was angered by the revelations.


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