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Gerry Adams welcomes verdict in Colombia Three case

26 April, 2004


Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP has welcomed this evening's news from Colombia that Martin McCauley, Jim Monaghan and Niall Connolly are to be freed. He called on the government to ensure that the men get home safely to their families.

Mr. Adams said:

"This evening's news from Colombia that Martin McCauley, Jim Monaghan and Niall Connolly are to be freed is very welcome and we now need to ensure that the men get home safely to their families.

"The last three years have been very difficult for the men and their families. They have been pilloried in the media, their case subject to huge prejudicial commentary and the mens lives have been in constant danger. And of course this case has been used to try and destabilise the Irish peace process.

"I want to congratulate the families, those involved in the Bring them Home campaign and the International Observers, all of whom campaigned to ensure today's verdict happened." ENDS

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