Jail terms in France for two Real IRA suspects

11th December 2006, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Dec 11, 2006 (AFP) - A French court on Monday sentenced two Irish nationals to four years in jail after finding them guilty of concealing arms for the republican splinter group the Real IRA.

PARIS, Dec 11, 2006 (AFP) - A French court on Monday sentenced two Irish nationals to four years in jail after finding them guilty of concealing arms for the republican splinter group the Real IRA.

Gary Roche, 31, and Kieron Doran, 29, were accused of hiding machine-pistols and ammunition in a forest in northwest France in 2003.

A 57 year-old Frenchman, Bernard Le Gac, was convicted of helping the pair and given two years in jail.

Doran, who is believed to be living in Ireland, was tried in his absence.

The Real IRA was responsible for the worst atrocity in the Northern Ireland troubles, when 29 people died in a car-bomb explosion in Omagh.

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Subject: French news

 

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