The GFA is the only argument to use. Germany should be made realise the change in the situation since the GFA.smiffy said:The problem here is that the Irish, British and German governments don't recognise IRA members who committed offences here or abroad as combatants in a war. The release of prisoners under the GFA was part of a political settlement, and was not a recognition of POW status (unless you can point me to the article in the Agreement that states otherwise). Therefore, unless you can come up with some other reason why he should be released which the German government should take seriously, your arguments aren't going to carry much weight.DOD said:I think he should be free like the other combatants in the war.
If you genuinely believe that he should be treated like a POW, perhaps you might be better off referring the case to the International Committee of the Red Cross. However, if you went down the route of citing International Humanitarian Law, you might find the IRA on a very sticky wicket when it comes to the laws regarding the targeting of civilians.