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category derry | crime and justice | news report author Friday January 21, 2005 15:09author by Shane OCurry - Pat Finucane Centreauthor email s.ocurry at ulster dot ac dot uk Report this post to the editors

33 years after the massacre, the state makes an arrest... of a civilian witness for not cooperating!

A Derry man who had refused the subpoena by British judge Lord Saville's enquiry into the Bloody Sunday killings was arrested on Wednesday.

The man, known to the enquiry as "PIRA9" had refused to cooperate with the tribunal becausof the harsh treatment given to civilan witnesses and the soft ride given to the soldiers who did the killings. Through his lawyers, he had told the tribunal that the evidence on which the subpoena calling him to testify was based - the testimony of a self confessed informer naming ”PIRA9”as an IRA man and placing him near the scene of the killings - was false and refutable in its entirety.

The irony of ”PIRA9”'s arrest and imprisonment, while the soldiers who did the killing remain unpunished, was not lost on relatives of those murdered on 30 Jan 1972. This is likely to be the only arrest made as a result of Bloody Sunday.

It is expected that X - who has been granted anonymity by the tribunal - will now testify by video link - though not from Maydown PSNI station as the tribunal had wanted.

For a Calendar of this Year's Bloody Sunday Commemorative Week (24-30 Jan) Linking British State Atrocities in Ireland to those committed By the UK, US and Israel in Iraq and Palestine, see:
http://www.indymedia.ie/newswire.php?story_id=68298

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 #   Title   Author   Date 
   Doherty arrest     Séamus Ó Cadhain    Sat Jan 22, 2005 12:46 
   Oxymoron!!     Colm Gallagher    Sat Jan 22, 2005 21:25 
   Free Martin Doherty     Derry IRSP    Mon Jan 24, 2005 22:14 


 
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