10th December 2003
British Government must not renege on commitment to discontinue use of plastic bullets
Speaking this evening on receiving a copy of the British Governments
'new' guidelines on the use of plastic bullets RFJ spokesperson Andree
Murphy said: 'The British Government must not renege on a commitment
given earlier this year during negotiations at Hillsborough in which
they stated that they would discontinue the use of plastic bullets by
'Rather than making a statement confirming this commitment they have
produced new guidelines on their use. The fear is now that their
strategy is to continue with these lethal weapons under 'new'
' The irony and timing of this latest news on international human
rights day will not escape those concerned with the promotion of human
rights in Ireland.'