Chief Commissioner Condemns Murder Of Prisoner Officer
Northern Ireland Human Rights Chief Commissioner has condemned the murder of a Prison Officer today.
Chief Commissioner’ Professor O’Flaherty stated:
‘I condemn without reservation this shocking killing. I recall the vital role prison officers play in upholding the human rights of society. Criminal acts of this kind strike at the crucial work of the prison service and spread fear and insecurity in the community which itself undermines human rights. I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to the victim’s family.’
For further information’ please contact Claire Martin’ Press and Public Affairs Worker: (028) 9024 3987 (office)
Notes to editors
1. The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission is an independent statutory body first proposed in the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement (1998) and established in 1999 by the Northern Ireland Act (1998).
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