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Human Rights Forum

Thursday, 10th August, 2006
2:30pm - 4:00pm

Balmoral Hotel
Blacks Road


Meeting Announcement • The Framing of Michael McKevitt

THEME: 'The Collusion of MI5, FBI & Gardai in the Framing of Michael McKevitt'

A panel of human rights activists and lawyers will highlight the deliberate framing of Michael McKevitt by MI5, FBI and senior members of the Gardai. Serious questions about the activities of MI5 in Ireland, Senior Garda collusion and a judiciary swayed by political rather than legal argument will be addressed at this forum.


  • Chairperson - Ms. Noelle Ryan
  • Monsignor Raymond Murray
  • Father Desmond Wilson
  • Father Joe Mc Veigh
  • Mark Thompson (Relatives For Justice)
  • Claire Reilly (Relatives For Justice)
  • Kevin Winters Human Rights Lawyer

In addition, members of the Sands and McKevitt families will be present. A booklet compiled by Michael's sister-in-law, Marcella Sands, will be available after the forum.


The Framing of Michael McKevitt

The Blanket has serialised the booklet. Excerpts can be read here:

Foreward to 'The Framing of Michael McKevitt'
Fr Desmond Wilson

Garda Harassment & Eventual Sitch-up
Omagh, David Rupert, MI5 & FBI Collusion
The Framing of Michael McKevitt
Preliminary Hearings
Preliminary Hearings Cont'd.
Rupert's Reward
Rupert's Inconsistencies
Additional Information

Letter of Thanks






























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Index: Current Articles

3 August 2006

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A United Ireland or Nothing
Liam O Comain

Federal Unionism—Early Sinn Fein: Article 1
Michael Gillespie

High Noon
John Kennedy

Fest or Flop
Dr John Coulter

Irish and Republican Music
Ray McAreavey

Qana Massacre again: Foreign and Domestic Enemies of our Constitution
Mazin Qumsiyeh

Israel Murders UN Observers
Anthony McIntyre

Managing Debate
Mick Hall

4 Horsemen
John Kennedy

The Evil That Men Do
Anthony McIntyre

Chris Petit's Secret History: The Psalm Killer
Seaghán Ó Murchú

Soldier of the Legion of the Rearguard
Liam O Ruairc

Football and the Fifth Commandment
Eamon Sweeney

Don't Let Us Down
Dr John Coulter

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Billy Mitchell
Anthony McIntyre

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Religious Rednecks of Doom
Dr John Coulter

Cut-Throat Politics
John Kennedy

A Poem About Our Children
Mary La Rosa

Israeli Blitzkrieg
Anthony McIntyre

When Leaders Serve Foreign Interests, Everyone Loses
Mazin Qumsiyeh

By Their Friends You Shall Know Them
Mick Hall

Mission Impossible
Anthony McIntyre

Lit Crit Well Writ
Seaghán Ó Murchú

Revisiting A Literary Genius
David Adams

'The Film That Shakes A Lot More Than the Barley'
Eamon Sweeney

The Framing of Michael McKevitt: Conclusion
Marcella Sands

The Framing of Michael McKevitt: Additional Information
Marcella Sands

The Framing of Michael McKevitt: Letter of Thanks
Michael McKevitt

Pull the Other One
John Kennedy

Ex-Noraid Boss Still Gloomy on Peace Process
Jim Dee

An Honour to Have Been Part of the Blanket Protest
Anthony McIntyre

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