Tuesday, March 10, 1998 FULL SHOW | HEADLINES | PREVIOUS: Students Against Sweatshops Act at Duke University
1998-03-10

Daughter of Irish Activist Not to Be Extradited to Germany

download:   Audio Get CD/DVD More Formats
DONATE →
This is viewer supported news

After an international campaign, the British government announced yesterday that Roisin McAliskey, the daughter of Irish civil rights leader Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, will not be extradited to Germany. She was to face charges related to an IRA mortar attack on a British Army base.

Twenty-six year old Roisin McAliskey was arrested in November 1996 and gave birth to a daughter while in prison in London. Her supporters said that the charges were trumped up by the British government. Human rights groups worldwide denounced the inhumane treatment suffered by Roisin during her detention.

Guest:

  • Dierdre McAliskey, the daughter of Irish civil rights leader Bernadette Devlin McAliskey and sister of Roisin.

Related links:

3/9/98 Pacifica Network News–"Britian Releases Daughter of Irish Activist"

.
.
.

Recent Shows More

Full News Hour

Stories

    Davis_mcbath_dunn_rally_protest_black-lives-matter
    Black Lives Matter: New Film on Jordan Davis Captures Family’s Struggle to Convict White Vigilante
    We are broadcasting from the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, where a new film takes on the subject of the growing nationwide protests over the killing of unarmed African Americans by examining one of the cases to make national headlines in recent years: the killing of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. The film, "3 1/2 Minutes," tells the story of what happened on Nov. 23, 2012, when four teenagers pulled into a Florida gas station to buy gum and cigarettes. They were soon confronted by Michael Dunn, a middle-aged white man who pulled...

Creative Commons License The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.