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Three face trial over armed raid No jail visits for Nobel winner

THREE men charged over an attempted armed robbery at a gold and silver dealer's shop in Dublin in August have been sent forward for trial.

The case relates to a raid at the Bullion Room shop, on Bolton Street, last August 10.

Gary Byrne (29), of Edenmore Crescent, Raheny, in north Dublin, Ian Jordan (31), of Lanesborough Gardens, Finglas, Dublin, and Aidan Murphy (31) of St Fanahan's Place, Mitchelstown, Co Cork, face charges including two counts of false imprisonment of staff members Sharna Ragonesi and Pattabhi Ram.

No jail visits for Nobel winner

The Chinese prison where Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo is held has suspended visits by his family members and his wife remains under house arrest, a week after the award ceremony, a human rights group said today.

Liu's brother Liu Xiaoguang told the Hong Kong-based Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy that the Jinzhou prison notified the family of the suspension recently.