Israel ordeal of 'IRA bomb maker'

A west Belfast man wrongly accused of training Palestinian militants to make bombs returned to Northern Ireland yesterday and described his five-day ordeal at the hands of the Israeli authorities.

Sean O Muireagain, an Irish language expert who went to the West Bank to set up a schools exchange scheme, was freed by police in Tel Aviv. He had been arrested in Ramallah on Saturday, stripped naked and searched in the street, then handcuffed and blindfolded before being taken to a “dungeon-like” cell with the light on 24 hours a day after a tip-off from British intelligence. Full Story

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