Man wanted by German Authorities over 1996 PIRA Attack arrested in Kerry

About that bad smell…   Here’s one to keep on eye on.  The BBC report notes

A [46-year-old] man wanted by German authorities over an attack on a British army base in Germany in 1996 has appeared in court in the Republic of Ireland on an extradition warrant.

And from the Irish Times report

James Anthony Oliver Albert Corry (46) was arrested in Killorglin, Co Kerry, on Friday on foot of a European Arrest Warrant issued by German authorities.

Mr Corry is suspected of being involved in a Provisional IRA attack in Osnabruck, Germany, in 1996 in which three mortar shells were fired at a British army barracks.

The prosecution warrant states that Mr Corry is wanted for terrorism type offences in relation to a mortar attack in Germany in 1996.

RTÉ adds

Detective Sergeant Sean Fallon of the Garda extradition unit gave evidence of arrest charge and caution.

He told the court that Mr Corry confirmed his identity to him this morning in Killorglin and when he asked him if he had a tattoo of the letter J, he rolled up his right sleeve and showed it to him.

He said he showed him the warrant alleging that he was a suspect for terrorist-type offences at Osnabruck in 1996 but Mr Corry had nothing to say.

Judge Aileen Donnelly said she was satisfied the man in court was the person named on the European Extradition Warrant.

She told him he had the right to consent to surrender and remanded him in custody pending a bail application next Tuesday.

Germany is not a signatory of the 1998 Belfast Agreement.  [And they clearly didn’t ‘post’ out any letters of comfort… – Ed]  Indeed.

Adds  Other campaigns for justice will be watching with interest.

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