A former British Army agent has been threatened with jail after writing two letters to Buckingham Palace about collusion between unionist paramilitaries and British forces in Ireland.
The man, known as `Sam Rosenfeld', describe the his experiences of working for British intelligence in Fermanagh and Tyrone. Now based in London, he is suing two of his former military handlers.
The ex-agent says he spied on the IRA and republican dissidents for the notorious Force Research Unit (FRU), before being ``abandoned'' by his handlers.
The British Army's FRU has been blamed for orchestrating scores of murders in the North of Ireland as part of Britain's `Dirty War' against the IRA.
He twice wrote to the Queen to highlight his case -- but was threatened with prosecution by the Ministry of Defence if he continued because of the perceived threat to British state secrecy.
He said ``I wrote to the Queen, because she is the head of state, the upholder of our constitution.
``I wanted to tell her that armed forces, in Northern Ireland, were allowing murders to take place, letting their agents kill with impunity.
``The latest threats, to have me jailed, are because of my letters to the Queen, exposing collusion between terrorists and the security forces.''