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Witness Fails to Testify in IRA-Rebel Case

A witness in the case against three suspected Irish rebels accused of training Colombian guerrillas refused to testify Wednesday, saying he feared for his life. Edwin Giovanny Rodriguez, a jailed member of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, appeared in court in a bulletproof vest surrounded by almost a dozen armed guards. He said he would not testify unless he and his son were put in a witness protection program. The judge ordered that both be placed under protection and said he could testify Friday. The refusal of Rodriguez to testify was the latest delay in the case, which has dragged on for a year and a half. Full Story

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