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McAliskey bailed over extradition
Roisin McAliskey appeared in court in Belfast
Roisin McAliskey appeared in court in Belfast
The daughter of a former MP has been released on bail pending an extradition hearing over an IRA bomb attack on a British army base in Germany.

Roisin McAliskey, 35, was detained in Coalisland, County Tyrone, on a European arrest warrant.

German authorities want to charge her over an IRA mortar bomb attack on an Army barracks at Osnabruck in 1996.

Ms McAliskey, the daughter of former Mid-Ulster MP Bernadette McAliskey, faced a similar action in 1998.

On Monday, 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.

In 1998, the then Home Secretary, Jack Straw, decided at that time that she was too ill to be extradited.

She was pregnant at the time and was held in a special unit in Holloway prison.

Bernadette McAliskey (left) accompanied her daughter (right)
Bernadette McAliskey (left) accompanied her daughter (right)

At the time, the German attorney general said Ms McAliskey was still regarded as a suspect and called on the British government to take over the prosecution.

But two years later, the Crown Prosecution Service said there was not enough evidence for her to face trial in the United Kingdom.

Police officers, including detectives from the Extradition and International Mutual Assistance Unit, were involved in the operation to arrest her on Monday.

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