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national / crime and justice / news report Monday November 28, 2011 14:22 by flyingcuttlefish   image 1 image
2 new articles have much more information that the 1994 Chinook crash was not accidental. Targeted were the passengers. read full story / add a comment
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international / crime and justice / news report Friday November 18, 2011 01:45 by BrianClarkeNUJ   image 1 image
Most people from Belfast are aware that the young wife (36) of a well known Belfast Irish republican died this week in tragic circumstances by accident. The night of her death the PSNI known locally as the British Gestapo pulled up outside the home of her husband. The PSNI began to blast the horn of their car and when he and his extended family looked out their window, the British gestapo PSNI officers began to simulate hanging actions, with there tongues hanging out and sneering at them. The angry family had to restrain the husband from going out to them. read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / press release Tuesday November 08, 2011 13:56 by robert green
Robert Green stands ALONE in a Stonehaven Court accused of "breach of the peace" for reporting the TRUTH. If you can get there please attend your presence and support is NEEDED in this landmark case. read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / news report Monday October 31, 2011 19:48 by PAW
Does MINISTER for JUSTICE Alan Shatter really want secrecy to surround the costs involved in Family Law Cases? Does he Have a reason to want Solicitors to have a wall of protection around them when desperate families could be getting swindled at the hands of a corrupt member of the Law Society? read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / press release Friday October 28, 2011 10:29 by PAW   text 2 comments (last - saturday october 29, 2011 18:42)
Open Letter to AnTaoiseach Enda Kenny T.D., Alan Shatter T.D. And all concerned parties in the Raphoe Report: After many delays of the Raphoe report, which is being investigated by The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church (NBSCCC), we are requesting that the abuse survivors do not have to wait any longer for their findings. This report when it is finally completed will be forwarded to the Bishop of Raphoe who will decide when to make it public. read full story / add a comment
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national / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Monday October 03, 2011 21:16 by RNU PRO   image 1 image
RNU Insight into the Current Militarisation of the North of Ireland read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / news report Tuesday September 27, 2011 00:43 by William Gomes
The impulsive conviction of Nasser Abul by the local court breach Kuwait’s international obligation to uphold freedom of expression as guaranteed in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) to which Kuwait is a state party. read full story / add a comment
cork / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Tuesday September 20, 2011 16:18 by PurpleHorizon   text 2 comments (last - tuesday september 20, 2011 21:59)
I recently witnessed a attack on a young lady ,who was walking home from a nightout.My friends intervened and she was perfectly fine,but it let me thinking what would I have done if I had witnessed the attack on my own! read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / press release Monday September 19, 2011 15:58 by Support Network, Buenos Aires
We never forget our imprisoned comrades. We don’t mystify our respect for them but neither are we indifferent to their everyday experience. Solidarity is not, as has been demonstrated on several occasions, just a beautiful word or a slogan, but a practice inseparable from our struggle. This can be expressed in many diverse ways, and there are moments when an idea takes shape with forcefulness and continuity. Given the delicate situation (in court and in prison) that faces our comrades Juan Aliste Vega, Marcelo Villarroel Sepúlveda, and Freddy Fuentevilla Saa, who are currently held captive in prisons of the Chilean state, several individuals from Buenos Aires have decided to form a new support network in order to provide updates and disseminate information about their situation, as well as hopefully assisting in their return to the streets. read full story / add a comment
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national / crime and justice / press release Wednesday September 07, 2011 12:15 by RNU PRO   text 1 comment (last - monday september 12, 2011 19:49)   image 1 image
Republican Network for Unity (RNU) Chairperson/Cathaoirleach, Carl Reilly has described the begining of the UVF Supergrass Trial as the latest episode of British injustice in Ireland. read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Monday September 05, 2011 09:13 by PrisonReporter
In 1981, the wishes of hunger strikers, including IRA prisoner Bobby Sands MP, were respected and doctors supervised political death-fasts in Occupied Ireland by political prisoners demanding their international rights as Irish POWs refused by Margaret Thatcher. However Marian Price and her sister Dolours Price were on hunger strike for 200 days while their comrades Michael Gaughan and Frank Stagg died, which Marian described as follows: read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / news report Friday August 26, 2011 00:04 by Fritz Watson   text 3 comments (last - saturday september 10, 2011 08:08)
He called aggressive war "the greatest menace of our times." International law defines crimes against peace as "planning, preparation, initiation, or waging of wars of aggression, or a war in violation of international treaties, agreements or assurances, or participation in a common plan or conspiracy for the accomplishment of any of the foregoing." All US post-WW II wars fall under this definition. ........
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national / crime and justice / press release Friday August 19, 2011 12:50 by RNU PRO   image 1 image
REPUBLICAN NETWORK FOR UNITY (RNU) Spokesperson MARTIN ÓG MEEHAN has welcomed the release of political Internee, Brendan Lillis. read full story / add a comment
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national / crime and justice / press release Monday July 25, 2011 20:32 by RNU PRO   image 1 image
RNU activists in Ireland, Scotland and America, have over the last few days been very proud to participate in the campaign and 4 day fast to call for the immediate release of Brendan Lillis. read full story / add a comment
dublin / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Saturday July 23, 2011 20:29 by Captain america
Forget so-called conspiracy theories. Instead look at reality. Dare ask yourselves who actually seems to have benefited from the 9-11 calamity. In light of the debt ceiling debates and continuous politics as usual of Washington D.C., it is time for the American people and individual states of this federation to look at a troubling set of facts. There seems to have been “several” beneficiaries of 9-11 that don’t exactly fit the story line we were constantly fed by the propaganda machine and mainstream media as to how to connect the dots (which we were rhetorically asked to do). read full story / add a comment
mayo / crime and justice / news report Thursday July 21, 2011 12:59 by Bob
Early Thursday morning at 3am Mayo County Council illegally removed a caravan from private property in Aughoose, opposite Shell's temporary compound. People from the Rossport Solidarity Camp were woken by the noise and ran down to the road in pyjamas to find their caravan being loaded onto a flatbed trailer. The gardaí present said to "take it up with the County Council" if there was a problem. When questioned as to why they were doing it at 3am if the removal of the caravan was lawful, there was no response. read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / news report Friday July 08, 2011 12:12 by Justin Morahan   text 3 comments (last - friday july 15, 2011 22:36)
Thirty one prosecutions of an innocent man, followed by perjury, cover up, scandalous conduct by judges, barristers, solicitors, Courts Service and DPP's office, assaults by Gardaí etc - there was a long story to tell about the shameless judicial system in Ireland outside our Houses of Parliament two days ago.

This story is one that could also come under the Rights and Freedom heading as well as under "Crime and Justice". Kevin Tracey has been the victim of criminal behaviour but he has also been deprived of his human rights and of freedom to live a normal life with his family in peace. read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / press release Tuesday July 05, 2011 23:36 by Kevin Tracey


INNOCENT ON ALL CHARGES BUT DENIED THE RIGHT TO PROSECUTE THE WRONGDOERS BEFORE A JUDGE AND jURY

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international / crime and justice / feature Thursday June 30, 2011 23:34 by indyjourno   image 6 images
The Force Research Unit (FRU) was a covert military intelligence unit set up by the British Military of Defence sometime between 1979 and 1981. Its motto was ‘Fishers of Men’. Its remit was to recruit and run double agents in the paramilitary groups in the 6 counties. At its peak the FRU had up to 80 officers and about 100 support staff dealing with hundreds of informers. The FRU were in collusion with loyalist paramilitaries during the 1980’s and 90’s that led to the murder of dozens of catholics including high profile solicitor Pat Finucane. Despite having been exposed in British Tribunals and in the press of collusion with loyalist paramilitary gangs, a rebranded FRU has been involved in illegal operations in Iraq and Libya showing that the British establishment not only knew about the collusion but also actively encouraged it and rewarded those of its officers who were engaged in these activities.
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national / crime and justice / press release Thursday June 30, 2011 16:07 by RNU PRO   image 1 image
Speaking in support of the Loughisland victims, CARL REILLY, Chairperson of the REPUBLICAN NETWORK for UNITY (RNU) said; "The Loughinisland Report will be remembered far longer for Al Hutchinson’s Houdini like twists to escape finding RUC collusion, than for any truths revealed about the victims marked for death by the UVF for watching an Ireland World Cup match. read full story / add a comment
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