In all of the focus on the IRA in recent weeks, its important to understand that paramilitary codes of justice are just as brutal and arbitary in Loyalist areas as they are in Republican areas. However, his morning Ted Oliver in The Times, reports on a youth who once sentenced by the courts faces an exclusion order from the IRA that carries much more force than any ASBO.
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