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US judge orders release of more IRA recordings

BOSTON - A federal judge has ordered Boston College to turn over more interview transcripts and recordings of former Irish Republican Army members for a murder investigation.

BOSTON - A federal judge has ordered Boston College to turn over more interview transcripts and recordings of former Irish Republican Army members for a murder investigation.

Judge William Young on Friday 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 former IRA member and an Irish journalist have challenged the ruling, saying it puts lives in danger.

A university spokesman tells The Boston Globe newspaper 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.

 
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