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Halting of FOI file release to be challenged.

Byline: DAVID YOUNG

A DECISION to suspend the release of certain files requested under Freedom of Information law is set to face a court challenge.

The family of a loyalist murder victim issued preaction proceedings over the suspension announced by the Public Record Office for Northern Ireland.

Belfast solicitors KRW Law is set to challenge the move on behalf of the loved ones of Martin Lavery murdered by the UVF in Belfast in 1992.

The UK Information Commissioner's Office has told the PRONI it does not have the authority to release closed files due to the Stormont's crisis.

It cited the absence of an elected minister in the Department for Communities.

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Nov 23, 2018
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