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Irish trio await Bogota verdict

The trial of three Irishmen charged with training leftist Colombian rebels came to a close yesterday after 10 months of testimony. Judge Jairo Acosta has a fortnight to decide whether to convict or release the men, although he may ask for an extension due to the complexity of the case. The prosecutor, Carlos Sanchez, has asked for the maximum sentence of 20 years each. The judge, with bundles of transcripts and written evidence stacked on his desk, heard the closing arguments of the prosecution and defence this week. The defendants, James Monaghan, Martin McCauley and Niall Connolly, appeared in court for the first time and read statements declaring their innocence. Full Story

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