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Is the OTR scheme legal? - Nesbitt

Ulster Unionist Leader, Mike Nesbitt MLA, has questioned the legality of the scheme that has led to hundreds of suspected terrorists being given letters that amount to get-out-of-jail-free cards. 

Mr Nesbitt said: 

"I have spent months listening to Republicans demand that we deal with the past through mechanisms that are compliant with Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights. 

"It seems to me that given Article 2 puts the requirement on the Government to investigate suspicious deaths that this scheme is in breach of European Law. 

"I am calling on Justice Minister David Ford to take a view as a matter of urgency."

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