Paper Trail Legacy Archive Research

Civilian A

Background:

Civilian A was shot dead and the authorities blamed Republican extremists.

 

Context:

We sought out the family of Civilian A after discovering startling information in state archives.

 

Paper Trail:

The archives we discovered recount that Civilian A was killed by state forces, specifically a clandestine British Army unit. Subsequent lack of investigation, including historical investigation, and loss of evidence point towards a cover-up.

 

Impact:

The family’s campaign for truth is reinvigorated and Paper Trail has been working closely with their legal representative. The family has initiated a very important legal case based on our discoveries.

 

Themes:

RUC Investigation | Historical Investigation | Information Policy | Intelligence Operations | Yellow Card | Indemnity | Disinformation