What sort of law is Peter Doran teaching at QUB if he cannot condemn the murder of a lecturer?

Sinn Fein Lagan Valley candidate Dr Peter Doran along with the party's leader in NI Michelle O'Neill
Sinn Fein Lagan Valley candidate Dr Peter Doran along with the party's leader in NI Michelle O'Neill

You really have to wonder what kind of law Sinn Fein’s Lagan Valley candidate, Peter Doran, is teaching to students, when he cannot bring himself to condemn the murder of a law lecturer on the same university campus.

It is nothing short of a disgrace.

Edgar Graham, Ulster Unionist MLA and Queen's University lecturer, shot dead at point blank range by the IRA in December 1983 near the university

Edgar Graham, Ulster Unionist MLA and Queen's University lecturer, shot dead at point blank range by the IRA in December 1983 near the university

Peter Doran is a law lecturer at Queen’s University, as Edgar Graham was when he was murdered on campus by the IRA in December 1983.

At the time of the murder, Edgar Graham was also a democratically elected Ulster Unionist member of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

A reasonable person might think that shooting a law lecturer in the head could only be described as a crime and merit condemnation.

However, the best Peter Doran could manage was to express ‘profound sorrow’ at the death of Edgar Graham but he declined to say whether or not it was justified.

Letter to the editor

Letter to the editor

This is simply shameful.

Robbie Butler, Ulster Unionist candidate, Lagan Valley

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