NBC News in the United States is now seeking access to the Boston College files requested by the PSNI in relation to its campaign to charge and convict the Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams TD
Thebrokenelbow.com has learned in the last few minutes that NBC News has written to Judge William Young of the Boston Federal District Court asking that the court unseal all transcripts, audio recordings and documents handed over to the PSNI on foot of the subpoenas served on Boston College.
Arguing that American citizens have the right under a Supreme Court judgement in 1978 to gain access to judicial documents, NBC also maintains that: “This case or any case involving incidents of terrorism and criminality committed by several and various parties representing diverse ideologies both political and religious is a matter of great public interest”. NBC News told Judge Young it wanted the documents released “as soon as possible”.
Judge Young presided over the hearing in December 2011 and January 2012 which overruled Boston College’s attempt to quash the PSNI subpoena and he later personally determined which of the interviews should be…
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just read on UTV news that The PSNI has “initiated steps” to retrieve all the material from Boston College’s Belfast project.
just back from work – perusing the news – and it’s one surprise after the other
The partner of former Provo Anthony McIntyre has appealed to the US government to grant him political asylum.
Yeah, I heard about that. Not doubting that they are having a hard time of it (they went through some awful times with SF supporters before) but I wonder if this is more a PR stunt than real? If not it’s sad that things have got so bad.
The whole thing is just a slow disaster. The PSNI want the records in case some are taken back by those who gave them or upcoming court cases block their access.
they are going through a hard time from everybody this time round – not just SF supporters.