Wednesday, March 17, 1999 FULL SHOW | HEADLINES | NEXT: Urban Warrior: Oakland Under Siege
1999-03-17

The Murder of Irish Attorney Rosemary Nelson

download:   Audio Get CD/DVD More Formats
DONATE →
This is viewer supported news

Northern Ireland’s predominantly Protestant police force faces allegations that it rejected a request for protection by human rights lawyer Rosemary Nelson, who was killed on Sunday by a car bomb outside her home in Lurgan. Nelson had represented a number of defendants accused of belonging to the Irish Republican Army. The Red Hand Defenders, an anti-Catholic group, has claimed responsibility for the killing.

Representatives of Sinn Fein yesterday accused Northern Ireland’s police, the Royal Ulster Constabulary, of culpability in Nelson’s death, saying the force had refused to provide protection for Nelson. Protesters who took to the streets in the hours after the murder also accused the police force of complicity in the murder. The RUC flatly denied that any application for protection had ever been made on Nelson’s behalf.

Northern Ireland’s police chief Sir Ronnie Flanagan has announced that British police will head the investigation into Nelson’s killing. He has also requested help from the FBI.

Guests:

  • Bernadette Devlin McAleskey, Human rights activist from Northern Ireland and close friend of Rosemary Nelson.

Related links:

Recent Shows More

Full News Hour

Stories

    2014-0730_siegman1
    "A Slaughter of Innocents": Henry Siegman, a Venerable Jewish Voice for Peace, on Gaza
    Today, a special with Henry Siegman, the former executive director of the American Jewish Congress, long described as one of the nation’s "big three" Jewish organizations along with the American Jewish Committee and the Anti-Defamation League. Henry Siegman was born in 1930 in Frankfurt, Germany. Three years later, the Nazis came to power. After fleeing Nazi troops in Belgium, his family eventually moved to the United States. His father was a leader of the European Zionist movement, pushing for the creation of a Jewish state. In...

Headlines

    There are no headlines for this date.


Creative Commons License The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.