And the conspiracy to murder?

Of the seven people originally arrested in Ireland in connection with an international investigation into a conspiracy to murder Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks, only two have been charged – one man with an immigration offence, another with making a menacing phone call to another Muslim man in the US. RTÉ reports their appearance in court today.

Abdul-Salam Mansour Al-Jehani, who was arrested on 15 March in Waterford, pleaded guilty this morning. Detective Sergeant Donal Donohue told the court he had arrested Al-Jehani, who is originally from Libya, for not having proper identity documents and charged him under the 2004 Immigration Act. The court heard he previously applied for asylum in the Netherlands under his real name but had been refused and when he came to Ireland in 2001, he applied for asylum under a false name. In October 2008, he was granted leave to remain in Ireland until July 2011.

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  • joeCanuck

    I’ve lost count of the number of people who have been “arrested” and shortly after released in various nefarious, nay murderous deeds, in this last while. See the Paul Quinn case and the murder of the policeman in Portadown (?) for example. Over-zealousness on the part of the police or what?

  • joeCanuck

    More of the same:

    BBC – Six men questioned over dissident republican activity after a vehicle was stopped in County Tyrone have been released without charge.