Dissident Punishment Attacks on the Rise
Dissident Republicans from Oglaigh na hEireann (ONH) have called an amnesty on 20 men in the Belfast area under threat of attack.
Policing Board Increases Scrutiny of PSNI
The Policing Board have significantly increased the number of recommendations in its annual Human Rights report. As the report is launched live on WIMPStv, it is signficant that there are 16 recommendations for the PSNI this year - compared to 4 last year.
Teenagers and Terrorism
Last week, two teenagers, aged 15 and 17, were arrested in their homes by PSNI officers using anti-terrorism legislation. This week, politicians and human rights group are fighting over whether this was the right thing to do.
Teenagers arrested for 'dissident activity'
UTV are reporting that 15 year-old boy and a 17 year-old girl have been arrested under the Terrorism Act in Derry/Londonderry. They were arrested in the Cityside area in connection with dissident republican activity, and are being questioned at Antrim police station. We will have more as it develops. SEE IT ON UTV.
Free Spech vs. 'Disorderly Conduct'
The BBC is reporting that a man is being fined £150 for shouting 'SS RUC' at the opening of the Derry/Londonderry Peace Bridge last month.
Punishment Attacks and Sinn Féin
Karen - a young activist from Public Achievement's WIMPS (Where is My Public Servant?) project, recently interviewed Sinn Féin's Alex Maskey before the elections and he suggested that he supported punishment beatings (or shootings) at one point.