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Secret royal pardons granted to NI paramilitaries

The government has admitted that royal pardons were given secretly to paramilitaries in Northern Ireland in return for information.

The cases date as far back as the 1980s.

But Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers said it would be wrong to name those granted a royal prerogative of mercy in terrorism-related cases.

Chris Buckler reports.

  • 11 Jun 2014
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