The Supreme Court has ruled that Omagh assassin Liam Campbell can be extradited to Lithuania on terrorism charges

The Supreme Court has ruled that the extradition of Liam Campbell, who has been held civilly liable for the Omagh bombing, can go ahead.

The court said Monday he could be extradited to Lithuania, where he would face crimes including terrorism, gun possession and smuggling.

In a protracted legal battle, Campbell, 59, of Upper Faughart, Dundalk, Co Louth, had opposed Lithuania’s request for surrender.

In a European Arrest Warrant, Lithuanian authorities allege that while he was serving in an organized terrorist group, the Real Irish Republican Army (RIRA), he made arrangements to acquire a significant number of firearms and explosives from Lithuania and to Ireland to smuggle.

It is further alleged that between late 2006 and 2007, Campbell made arrangements with others to travel to Lithuania to acquire firearms and explosives, including automatic rifles, sniper rifles, projectors, detonators, timers and Trotyl (TNT).

He was arrested in Dundalk on 2 December 2016 under the second European Arrest Warrant (EAW) issued by the Lithuanian authorities. It was Lithuania’s third attempt to seek surrender.

Both the Irish High Court and the Court of Appeal had ordered his extradition to the Baltic State. However, he appealed those findings to the Supreme Court.

In its decision, the five-Judge Court, composed of Mr Justice John MacMenamin, Ms Justice Elizabeth Dunne, Mr Justice Peter Charleton, Ms Justice Marie Baker and Mr Justice Gerard Hogan, dismissed Campbell’s appeal.

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/omagh-bomber-liam-campbell-can-be-extradited-to-lithuania-on-terrorism-charges-supreme-court-rules-41630941.html The Supreme Court has ruled that Omagh assassin Liam Campbell can be extradited to Lithuania on terrorism charges

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