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August 12, 1997 | Reuters
A U.S. judge Monday ordered three escapees from a prison in Northern Ireland extradited to Britain, finding that they would not be punished for their political views if returned to British custody. Kevin Artt, Pol Brennan and Terence Kirby, who all escaped from Northern Ireland's Maze Prison in 1983, were arrested in California between 1992 and 1994. Artt and Kirby were convicted in Northern Ireland of murder; Brennan on explosives charges.
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October 1, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
The last four inmates have left Northern Ireland's Maze prison, which will be shut down as part of the British province's peace process. The last three Protestant prisoners were moved to Maghaberry Prison near Belfast, the provincial capital, and the sole republican prisoner was moved to Magilligan jail in County Londonderry. The 1998 Good Friday agreement provided for early releases of those affiliated with groups that declared cease-fires.
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October 1, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
The last four inmates have left Northern Ireland's Maze prison, which will be shut down as part of the British province's peace process. The last three Protestant prisoners were moved to Maghaberry Prison near Belfast, the provincial capital, and the sole republican prisoner was moved to Magilligan jail in County Londonderry. The 1998 Good Friday agreement provided for early releases of those affiliated with groups that declared cease-fires.
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October 10, 1998 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
A federal appeals court in San Francisco on Friday blocked the extradition of three Irish nationalists--two of them convicted murderers--wanted by Britain on allegations of terrorism. The 2-1 decision by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals does not mean that Kevin Artt, Terence Kirby and Pol Brennan ultimately will be able to remain in the U.S. But they will be entitled to further hearings, and their attorneys expressed confidence that they will succeed in avoiding extradition.
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October 10, 1998 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
A federal appeals court in San Francisco on Friday blocked the extradition of three Irish nationalists--two of them convicted murderers--wanted by Britain on allegations of terrorism. The 2-1 decision by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals does not mean that Kevin Artt, Terence Kirby and Pol Brennan ultimately will be able to remain in the U.S. But they will be entitled to further hearings, and their attorneys expressed confidence that they will succeed in avoiding extradition.
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May 9, 1991 | SHAWN POGATCHNIK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Come out, ye Black and Tans! Come out 'n' fight me like a man! Come and tell us about the medals ye won in Fla-anders! Tell 'em how the I-R-A made ye run like hell away. . . . It was a dinner party to honor a man who starved himself to death, and the local Irish band had just launched into its first guitar-thrumming rebel chorus.
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January 10, 1998 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a dramatic gamble of grit and desperation, a British Cabinet minister journeyed to the notorious Maze prison here Friday and persuaded Protestant terrorists not to kill flagging peace hopes in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland Secretary Marjorie "Mo" Mowlam spent nearly three hours inside the prison where 537 Protestant and Catholic terrorists live in separate communities.
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December 3, 1986
Prisoners in Northern Ireland's main guerrilla prison wrecked their cells in a rampage provoked by a guards' strike, officials in the British-ruled province said. Guards at the top security Maze prison refused to work after one of them was disciplined for sleeping at his post, prison officials said. Trouble flared when the inmates were confined to their cells, missed breakfast and had all their visits and deliveries of food parcels abruptly canceled.
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December 24, 1994 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Irish government, declaring that it wishes to maintain the peace process in Northern Ireland, released nine Irish Republican Army members from its prisons Friday. Justice Minister Nora Owen, a member of the new coalition government, also announced a seven-day holiday parole for 30 more IRA members in Ireland's jails. She said the government, which took office last week, is "anxious to consolidate the Northern Ireland peace process and move it forward."
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October 14, 1994 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
British loyalists in Northern Ireland announced a cease-fire Thursday, heralding a possible end to the politically inspired violence that has racked the province for 25 years. The move, by largely Protestant paramilitary groups that want to keep British control in Northern Ireland, came six weeks after the outlawed Irish Republican Army announced its own cease-fire, which seemed to provide a serious platform for the peace process initiated by Britain and Ireland last December.
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January 10, 1998 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a dramatic gamble of grit and desperation, a British Cabinet minister journeyed to the notorious Maze prison here Friday and persuaded Protestant terrorists not to kill flagging peace hopes in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland Secretary Marjorie "Mo" Mowlam spent nearly three hours inside the prison where 537 Protestant and Catholic terrorists live in separate communities.
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August 12, 1997 | Reuters
A U.S. judge Monday ordered three escapees from a prison in Northern Ireland extradited to Britain, finding that they would not be punished for their political views if returned to British custody. Kevin Artt, Pol Brennan and Terence Kirby, who all escaped from Northern Ireland's Maze Prison in 1983, were arrested in California between 1992 and 1994. Artt and Kirby were convicted in Northern Ireland of murder; Brennan on explosives charges.
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May 9, 1991 | SHAWN POGATCHNIK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Come out, ye Black and Tans! Come out 'n' fight me like a man! Come and tell us about the medals ye won in Fla-anders! Tell 'em how the I-R-A made ye run like hell away. . . . It was a dinner party to honor a man who starved himself to death, and the local Irish band had just launched into its first guitar-thrumming rebel chorus.
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August 24, 2000 | JENIFER WARREN and CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
He was the world-famous radical elected to the heart of the establishment. When he came to Sacramento as a lowly assemblyman nearly two decades ago, he was regarded warily as an invader and outlaw by his fellow lawmakers, some of whom even tried to expel him from the Legislature as a "traitor."
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June 25, 2003 | Elaine Woo, Times Staff Writer
Leon Uris, a high school dropout who found huge commercial success as the author of panoramic novels that made history his main character, died Saturday of congestive heart failure at his home on New York's Shelter Island. He was 78. His first blockbuster and best-known work was the 1958 novel "Exodus," which told the story of the birth of the modern nation of Israel. It was translated into more than two dozen languages and was made into a 1960 movie starring Paul Newman.
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