Paul Hill denied Colombian visa

Paul Hill, one of the Guildford Four, has been denied a visa to travel to Colombia to observe the trial of three Irishmen accused of training anti-government rebels.

Paul Hill, one of the Guildford Four, has been denied a visa to travel to Colombia to observe the trial of three Irishmen accused of training anti-government rebels.

Mr Hill was due to travel to Bogotá yesterday, but Colombian authorities refused him permission to enter the country.

Catriona Ruane from the Bring Them Home campaign said Mr Hill was warmly welcomed by the Colombian people during a previous visit, but the local media accused him of being a terrorist and he was allegedly harassed by Colombian airport officials.

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