The Irish solicitor Pat Finucane was murdered at his home in Belfast.
Anyone who doubts that the British state would murder its perceived opponents should consider the following:
Who supplied the gun used to murder Pat Fiuncane?
RUC Special Branch agent William Stobie.
Who shot Pat Finucane?
RUC Special Branch agent Ken Barrett.
Who led the UDA, which claimed responsibility for the shooting?
RUC Special Branch agent Tommy Lyttle.
Who supplied the intelligence that led to the shooting?
Army intelligence agent Brian Nelson.
Oh - and the murder occurred less than a month after Home Office Minister Douglas Hogg complained in the Commons that some Northern Ireland solicitors were 'unduly sympathetic' to the IRA.