Who Killed Rosemary Nelson? by Neil Root

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In March 1999, just months after the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, human rights lawyer Rosemary Nelson was assassinated when a bomb exploded under her car. The attack was claimed by a Loyalist paramilitary group but, over the last 10 years, there have been several government inquiries into Nelson’s murder. The latest one, which has been ongoing since 2005, has heard dramatic allegations that there may have been some security service collusion in the killing. Rosemary Nelson came to prominence for representing high-profile Republican and nationalist clients. It was no secret that her life was at risk and she had received many death threats—but had always been refused police protection. She had even claimed publicly that her life was being threatened by members of the RUC—allegations which have always been denied by the police. This fascinating and in-depth book takes an unflinching yet impartial look at this controversial case. As well as investigating the events leading to Rosemary Nelson’s murder, author Neil Root examines the striking similarities between her death and the assassination of solicitor Pat Finucane in 1989. This is a complex and terrifying story which deserves to be told.

 

About Neil Root

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Neil Root was born in London in 1971 and is a graduate of Manchester University where he obtained an MA in Creative Writing. He has non-fiction articles, short stories and poetry published and a play produced at the Camden People's Theatre in London. He is alsoa lecturer and teacher. He lives in London.
 
Published July 1, 2011 by John Blake. 289 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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