Tag Archives: Amnesty

From left: James Monaghan , Martin McCauley and Niall Connolly after their arrest in Colombia in 2001


Bogota, Colombia.

Via Colombia Reports:

Colombia’s war crimes tribunal has granted amnesty to three former IRA members who had been sentenced to prison for assisting the now-defunct FARC rebel group in bomb-making.

Irishmen Martin John McCauley, Niall Terrence Connolly and Seamus O‘Muineachain received amnesty after the court ruled that — even though they weren’t members of the FARC — their crimes were directly related to the armed conflict.

The former IRA members were arrested in 2001 and sentenced to 17 years in prison in 2004 on fraud charges. By then, they had already fled to Ireland, the Prosecutor General’s Office announced.

Theywere the last remaining foreigners with pending prison sentences for crimes related to Colombia’s armed conflict after a 2016 peace deal between the FARC and former President Juan Manuel Santos allowed the release of dozens of foreign members of the former guerrilla group.

Colombia grants amnesty to former IRA members as part of peace process (Colombia Reports)


Last night.

At Mexican grocer and cookery school Picado on South Richmond Street, Dublin 2.

The Irish Food Dude tweetz:

Great idea by Picado auctioning Trump Piñata for charity [Amnesty Ireland]. Give him a bash there!

*Details of auction are being finalised.

Meanwhile, it’s catching…

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This afternoon.

Spotted in the Mission District, San Francisco.

Thanks Kevin


This afternoon.

Trinity College Dublin Seanad candidate Lynn Ruane and Amnesty Ireland’s Colm O’Gorman outside Government Buildings on Merrion Street Upper, Dublin, calling for a repeal of the 8th amendment.

Amnesty will be holding a lunchtime protest outside Government Buildings every day for the next two weeks.

Meanwhile, yesterday…

Pic: Colm O’Gorman

The Amnesty Ireland-organised Pussy Riot demo at The Spire within the last 30 minutes.


‘We Are All Hooligans’: Pussy Riot Protest (San Fransisco Chronicle)

Via Will St Leger and Barney McGrew and David Guiney.




Thanks Lars Biscuit