Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams, who famously campaigned for the Yes case in the 1999 Australian republican referendum, was sensationally arrested last night over the murder of a widowed mother of ten who was abducted from her home during the ''Troubles'' more than 40 years ago.
At the time of the referendum, ACM called on the ARM to distance themselves from Adams, the only prominent foreigner in the campaign after the IRA had murdered two young Australians in the Netherlands. This is summarized in our report, ''Why republicans should have said No to Gerry Adams.''
According to the Daily Mail, the 65-year-old Adams had for decades dodged difficult questions about his alleged terrorist past. He was detained by detectives investigating the murder of Jean McConville – abducted and killed by the Provisional IRA in 1972 and later buried on a beach in the Republic of Ireland