U.S. CUSTOMS AND U.S. BORDER PATROL OFFICIALS
ASSAULTED A PRODUCTIVE IRISH CITIZEN ON IRISH SOIL
Seán Ó Nualláin, the chair of the International Congress of Irish Studies (ICIS) and an organizer of a number of important international conferences on linguistics, philosophy, literature, etc., was assaulted by a number of officials of U.S. Customs and the U.S. Border Patrol on Thursday, 8 March 2018 at the Dublin Airport in Ireland.
Dr. Ó Nualláin said: “... I was told that they rendered my application to enter the United States invalid. This is the point that things got ugly. I said fair enough just give me back my passport and my phone which they had seized. I assumed I was free to go but that actually was not the case. The official who had my phone and passport assaulted me and I ran across the airport floor back to Ireland as I saw it. This is not how they saw it and 10 of them ran after me and assaulted me from behind drawing blood in the process. They then locked me in their little Guantanamo in their section of the Dublin airport doing a full frisk including a crotch search. I was refused access to an Irish Department of Foreign Affairs official. When the Irish airport cops arrived to get me, there was a marked change of attitude and the Irish cops took all their names and then advised me to go to the police station to make a formal complaint of the assault (which had drawn blood) which I have done.”
Dr. Ó Nualláin is a large and powerful man. It would have taken quite a bit of effort to subdue him.
But, why subdue him at all? What was his “crime”?
They beat him to a bloody pulp!
Is this the Trumpian future? Small countries, and their citizens, beaten into submission at whim?
Will America itself be beaten into submission, at whim?
I protest this bullying behavior against a productive and innovative man!
I also protest this violation of the basic human rights of an Irish
citizen by foreign thugs, bullies, and mercenaries in his own country!!