Lithuania to choose Campbell’s extradition path

At Belfast Recorder’s Court today, Real IRA member and suspected Omagh bomber Liam Campbell was remanded in custody whilst Judge Tom Burgess asks the Lithuanian authorities in which jurisdiction they would prefer to pursue his extradition on a European arrest warrant. Here, in the UK, or in Ireland where Campbell has been remanded on bail with two others since his arrest in January – in connection with an MI5 sting operation which saw Campbell’s brother arrested in Lithuania in January 2008. Liam Campbell was initially arrested last Friday, after crossing the border into Bessbrook, County Armagh, in breach of his bail conditions, when police apparently rammed his car.