Special Branch concerns raised by campaigners

CAJ deputy director Daniel Holder
Connla Young
A human rights group has said former RUC Special Branch members should play no part in the proposed Historical Investigations Unit. The Committee on the Administration of Justice made the call following the latest claims about collusion between security forces and loyalist paramilitary groups. A BBC Panorama programme broadcast this week examined allegations that loyalist gangs were managed and protected by RUC Special Branch and other intelligence agencies. Among the claims in the programme was that there were "hundreds and hundreds" of people killed by state agents during the Troubles. I[...]

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