Definition of Red Hand Defenders
1. Noun. A paramilitary group of Protestants in Northern Ireland that tries to prevent any political settlement with the Irish Republic; attacks interests of Catholic civilians in Northern Ireland; responsible for arson and bombing and murder.
Generic synonyms: Act Of Terrorism, Terrorism, Terrorist Act, Foreign Terrorist Organization, Fto, Terrorist Group, Terrorist Organization
Geographical relationships: Northern Ireland
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Literary usage of Red Hand Defenders
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1. World Report 2000: The Events of 1999 by Human Rights Watch, Human Rights Watch Staff (1999)
"The Red Hand Defenders, a loyalist paramilitary group, claimed responsibility. Ms. Nelson had long been harassed and threatened ..."