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Convicted Helpers of Colombia's FARC Surrender to Irish Police

Three suspected members of the Irish Republican Army accused by Colombia of training Marxist rebels have surrendered to Irish police after eight months on the run.

In a statement Thursday, police said they are interrogating James Monaghan, Martin McCauley and Niall Connolly in Dublin.

The three disappeared from Colombia last year during an appeal of their acquittal on charges of training members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, the country's main rebel group. The three men said they were innocent.

A higher court sentenced the men to 17 years in prison in their absence last December. They turned up in Ireland earlier this month.

Colombia has demanded the Irishmen's return even though it does not have an extradition treaty with Dublin. Ireland says it is considering several possibilities.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.