Amnesty Condemns Death Threats to Human Rights Defenders
Amnesty International deplores the death threats made to human rights defender Mark Thompson, director of NI victims group Relatives For Justice. Amnesty is calling for the threats to be fully investigated and the perpetrators brought to justice.
Patrick Corrigan, Northern Ireland Programme director stated:
“It is vital that those working to expose human rights abuses are able to do so free from harassment and threats to their life.”
These threats follow recent activity by Relatives for Justice working with a range of families across the unionist community to provide sensitive information about murdered family members.
Relatives for justice is a support group which works to support families whose relatives have died in disputed circumstances and where there are allegations of state collusion.