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John Weir is a former Police Sergeant in the Royal Ulster Constabulary who came to prominence as a result of his sworn affidavit about the collusion of members of the police and security forces with Loyalist paramilitary organisations in the murder of prominent Republicans.
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'''John Weir''' is a former Police Sergeant in the [[Royal Ulster Constabulary]] turned [[whistleblower]].
  
*'''John Weir's affidavit [[Document:John Weir Affidavit|here]]'''
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==John Weir's affidavit==
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In January 1999, to assist journalist [[Sean McPhilemy]], who was being sued for [[libel]], Weir signed a 62 paragraph [[Document:John Weir Affidavit|affidavit]] about the collusion of members of the police and security forces with Loyalist paramilitary organisations in the murder of prominent Republicans.
  
 
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==''Unquiet Graves: The Story Of The Glenanne Gang''==
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In 2019 he appears in the film ''Unquiet Graves: The Story Of The Glenanne Gang'', supporting claims that UK military intelligence initiated a plan to carry out a massacre at a Catholic primary school in Co Armagh in the 1970s, an allegation first made another former RUC officer, [[Billy McCaughey]].<ref>https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/british-intelligence-plotted-a-massacre-at-catholic-school-glenanne-gang-man-tells-film-37833358.html</ref>
 
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==References==
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Latest revision as of 08:35, 6 April 2019

Person.png John Weir  Rdf-icon.png
(policeman, whistleblower)
John weir.jpg
Born1950
NationalityIrish
RUC sergeant turned whistleblower

John Weir is a former Police Sergeant in the Royal Ulster Constabulary turned whistleblower.

John Weir's affidavit

In January 1999, to assist journalist Sean McPhilemy, who was being sued for libel, Weir signed a 62 paragraph affidavit about the collusion of members of the police and security forces with Loyalist paramilitary organisations in the murder of prominent Republicans.

Unquiet Graves: The Story Of The Glenanne Gang

In 2019 he appears in the film Unquiet Graves: The Story Of The Glenanne Gang, supporting claims that UK military intelligence initiated a plan to carry out a massacre at a Catholic primary school in Co Armagh in the 1970s, an allegation first made another former RUC officer, Billy McCaughey.[1]

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A Document by John Weir

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)
Document:John Weir Affidavitaffidavit3 January 1999The Troubles
Northern Ireland
Royal Ulster Constabulary


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