Farry condemns UDA threat against Belfast Journalist

Alliance Deputy Leader Stephen Farry has condemned a UDA threat against a Belfast Journalist.

Reacting to the news, Dr Farry said Journalists must have the freedom to report on the continued influence of paramilitaries on our streets, adding his thoughts where with the person targeted for doing their job.

He said: “This attempt at using fear to stop someone fulfilling their role cannot be tolerated and must be condemned.

“Journalists must have the freedom to shine a spotlight on the continued dark deeds of paramilitaries. The responsibility is with all politicians to provide the context, support and leadership to enable the criminal justice system to address this on-going scourge on our streets that sadly remains 20 years on from GFA.”

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