a campaign of intimidation and terror

In The Observer, Henry McDonald reminds us that the UDA are still attempting to prevent journalists at the Sunday World from reporting the UDA’s continuing paramilitary and criminal activities by threatening retailers selling the newspaper, and by threatening distributors. That would be the same UDA who, according to Peter Hain, are still officially maintaining a cease-fire.. and one of whose leaders met Irish President Mary McAleese when she visited Belfast[archived but the opening line remains] on the 8th Sept this year.

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