Stormont to debate handling of on-the-run terror suspects

Stormont to debate handling of on-the-run terror suspects

The Northern Ireland Assembly is being recalled later for a special debate on the British Government's handling of on-the-run republican terror suspects.

The scheme saw letters sent to more than 180 republican terror suspects advising them they could return to Northern Ireland without fear of prosecution.

Sinn Féin says a review announced by the British Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday is "unnecessary".

People who received the so-called amnesty letters have now been warned that if new evidence emerges in connection with offences committed before the Good Friday Agreement, they will be liable for prosecution.


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