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22/11/04
NIO have put my life at risk

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The Northern Ireland Office has been accused of deliberately endangering the lives of a south Armagh victims' group spokesperson and his family. William Frazer, of Families Acting for Innocent Relatives (FAIR) said the NI0 had put the lives of his immediate family on the line by stalling on the installation of security measures at his Co Armagh home.

Last month, the Belfast High Court overturned a NI0 decision refusing Mr Frazer admission to the Key Persons Protection Scheme. The court ruled the NI0 had failed to give relevant consideration to a PSNI assessment which indicated Mr Frazer was likely to be a priority target and was at significant level of threat. However, it is understood NI0 officials are now considering appealing the decision to admit the outspoken victim's worker to the Key Persons Protection Scheme.

In the meantime, the NI0 will not authorise the installation of any security measures at Mr Frazer's home. "This is a blatant political decision by the NI0. They now put my life and the lives of my family at risk." said Mr Frazer. Five members of William Frazer's family have already been murdered by the IRA. The Northern Ireland Office refused to discuss the installation of security measures at William Frazer's home.

 



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