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What is the point of this witch hunt, anyway? What can it accomplish that will ultimately benefit the UK?
Most of folks involved on both sides are senior citizens or passed away by now…
Justice is a tricky thing, and a good reason to be careful before you pull a trigger in most COIN type conflicts.
Interesting feature: this is a Diplock court - no jury and the Judge sits alone. This was introduced in the 70s to avoid jury intimidation (as in 'it better go our way or we will kill your whole family')
"The non-jury trial in Belfast will be presided over by Mr Justice O’Hara.
It had originally been scheduled to commence in March 2020 but was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The trial is taking place amid ongoing political controversy over UK Government plans to end any future prosecutions related to the Troubles."
The trial of an Army veteran on charges related to a fatal shooting during the Northern Ireland Troubles is set to begin.