... One of the questions likely to be pursued by the inquiry is why did the British state
refuse to protect her?
The striking feature of Rosemary Nelson’s death was that it had been so clearly foreshadowed, said (laywer) Philips.
“Unsurprising, therefore, after her murder there were many who wanted to know whether more could have been done
to protect her and whether her murder could have been prevented.”
A list of top officials, including the director and co-ordinator of British Intelligence in the North, the
head of Special Branch, and officers handling agents across a range of British agencies have already been
questioned by the inquiry.
Amongst those questioned were 19 MI5 intelligence officers, eight top British Army intelligence officers
and 30 police officers up to the rank of assistant chief constable ...
Text and photo: An Phoblacht, 24. April 2008