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United Kingdom,Northern Ireland

18 April 2002

BBC News

A prominent republican is at the mercy of loyalists determined to murder him because he has been refused the right to carry a gun to defend himself, the High Court in Belfast has heard. Martin Meehan, who is on the Key Persons Protection Scheme following numerous death threats, is seeking a judicial review of Northern Ireland Secretary John Reid's refusal to grant him a firearms certificate. Mr Meehan's lawyer told the court on Thursday that the Sinn Fein councillor... (

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