Germany taking the lead in tidying up loose ends?

The 35 year old woman arrested in Coalisland on a European Arrest Warrant for terrorist offences allegedly committed in Germany is believed to be confirmed as Roisin McAliskey, daughter of Bernadette McAliskey, who the German authorities had previously tried to extradite in 1998. It follows last year’s successful prosecution of Leonard Hardy for an earlier attack on the British Army’s Osnabruck base. Adds The Deputy First Minister, Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness, is objecting.. and follows Alex Maskey’s lead by contacting the British government

“Sinn Fein have already spoken to the British Government on this matter this morning and we would expect the Irish Government to back calls for Roisin`s immediate release.”


Belfast Recorders Court was told that the German authorities issued a warrant for her arrest in October last year. Ms McAliskey will appear in court again next month to face an extradition hearing and was released on bail of £2,500.

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