Protestant Paramilitary Shot Dead in Northern Ireland

Police and politicians say a prominent member of an outlawed Protestant paramilitary group has been shot dead in Belfast.

CHR Comment: Relations between Catholics and Protestants have been largely peaceful since the 1990s.

Source: Protestant paramilitary shot dead in Northern Ireland – The Washington Post

First Arrest in Decades-Old Bloody Sunday Shooting

British police on Tuesday said they had arrested a former soldier for the Bloody Sunday killings in Londonderry in 1972, one of the worst atrocities in Northern Ireland’s three decades of unrest.

CHR Comment: There is apparently no statute of limitations on this case since the events took place 43 years ago. Given the math, the former soldier arrested was 23 years old when the shooting took place. One wonders why it has take so long to provide a substantive investigation of the event, which resulted in the deaths of 13 Catholic protesters.

Source: Ex-soldier is first arrest in N.Ireland Bloody Sunday probe