Supporters not expecting extradition

Supporters of the Colombia Three, who dramatically announced their secret return to Ireland last Friday, are confident that the government will reject a request from the Colombian vice president Francisco Santos calling for their extradition.

6th August, 2005

Bring Them Home campaigner and Sinn Féin Assembly member Caitriona Ruane said she did not expect the government to return James Monaghan, Martin McCauley and Niall Connolly to Colombia, despite a request from Santos.

The three men have received legal advice informing them that it is highly unlikely they will be extradited. Santos made his appeal directly to Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, calling on him to show his commitment to the fight against global...

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