US judge orders release of more IRA recordings

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Posted: Jan 23, 2012 8:11 AM
US judge orders release of more IRA recordings

A federal judge has ordered Boston College to turn over more interview transcripts and recordings of former IRA members.

In a five-page ruling issued Friday, Judge William Young ordered the college to turn over transcripts of seven interview subjects in an oral history project to U.S. prosecutors, who had subpoenaed them on behalf of British investigators

British police requested the information for their investigation into the 1972 slaying of a Belfast woman.

A university spokesman tells The Boston Globe (http://b.globe.com/AyVg3M) the school was disappointed in the ruling and is reviewing its legal options.

The school promised interview subjects anonymity until they died.

Young last month ordered Boston College to turn over other interview transcripts and recordings.

A former IRA member and an Irish journalist have challenged the ruling, saying it puts lives in danger.

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Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.boston.com/globe