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22/11/05
Legislation is 'Double Edged' for victims

Upon studying the new 'On The Run' legislation and discussing it with senior MP's FAIR have learned that not only will the murderers of innocent victims be given a complete amnesty, but also anyone who carried out any criminal act in the name of the terrorist campaign.

This is a dangerous decision on behalf of the government especially as gains made through their criminal empires will be untouchable. The IRA has millions of pounds made through smuggling, drugs, protection rackets which they can now legally use to wage a new 'economic' war on the minority community in South Armagh.

The likes of Slab Murphy can now sit back and laugh as he and his cohorts can now outbid protestant families for land, business and property in the area, driving out locals when 30 years of murder and intimidation from Republicans could not.

We call on Peter Hain and Tony Blair to protect the rights of victims by abolishing this offensive legislation completely. It is a disaster for community relations and will set back sustainable peace in this county for more decades to come.

 



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