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December 11, 2004

News 12/11/04 - Ciaran Ferry's Attorney & An Fhirinne on Irish Aires

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Irish Aires Special Guests – Saturday 12/11/04 – 6:30PM –7:30PM
(Central Time)

Tonight the Irish Aires radio show on KPFT-FM (a Pacifica Station)
will have two special guests.

One (between 6:30PM & 7:00PM Central Time), Eamonn Dornan, the
attorney for Ciarán Ferry, will discuss his & his families on going
legal problems.

The other (between 7:00PM & 7:30PM Central Time), Bernice Swift, a
representative of "An Fhírinne", will discuss the continuing issue
of collusion between loyalist paramilitaries & British authorities
in the north of Ireland.

:: For people in the Houston area, you can listen at 90.1FM or
89.5FM (Galveston).

:: On the Internet you can listen live at:

:: If you are unable to listen live, the show will be archived for
later listening at:

Ciarán Ferry was granted an early release as part of the Good
Friday Accord. He lawfully entered the United States on the Bureau
of Inspections and Customs Enforcement's Visa Waiver Pilot Program.
He candidly disclosed on his "green card" application that he had
been a member of the Irish Republican Army from 1992 to 1993, and
that he was imprisoned for political offenses relating to the
conflict in Ireland. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
(ICE) agents arrested Ciarán "without a warrant," and informed him
that they were arresting him for "having overstayed his visa." His
defense team asserts that that he has been illegally imprisoned,
without bail, by the U.S. Government for 681 days.
More Information about Ciarán is available at:

Bernice Swift is County Fermanagh Project Organizer for a group
entitled "An Fhírinne" (Irish for "The Truth"). The organization
is composed of relatives of victims who were murdered by British
Security Forces. The organization's stated mission is "to support
Victims of State Sponsored Violence" and to "demand the Truth from
the British Government on its policy of State Sponsored violence in
Ireland." Collusion started in the mid-1980s when the British
government adopted a policy that gave them virtual control of
unionist death squads. These paramilitaries were re-organized, re-
armed, resourced and directed by the British intelligence services
to ensure that their targeting was "more professional."
More information on An Fhirinne is available at:

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