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Boston Appeals Court Hears Case Of IRA Interviews 04:49

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The oral history project at Boston College that sought stories of former participants in the paramilitary violence in Northern Ireland has landed in the lap of the Federal Appeals Court in Boston.

And it has come with a dramatic warning.

The Irish journalist who directs the project and its lead researcher want to prevent the release of confidential interviews to British police.

Their attorney warns that releasing those tapes would put people at risk of retaliation and even murder.

This program aired on April 5, 2012.

David Boeri Twitter Senior Reporter
Now retired, David Boeri was a senior reporter at WBUR.


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