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McAliskey extradition bid on hold
Roisin McAliskey
Roisin McAliskey is wanted for questioning in Germany
A move to extradite Roisin McAliskey to Germany has been put on hold to allow her lawyers to prepare an abuse of process application.

The daughter of former MP Bernadette McAliskey is wanted for questioning about an IRA bomb at a British army barracks at Osnabruck in 1996.

The 35-year-old is currently on bail after being arrested at her home in Coalisland, County Tyrone, in April.

The German authorities are seeking her extradition for the second time.

The first bid was abandoned in 2000 when the Crown Prosecution Service in England ruled she had no case to answer.

Defence solicitor Peter Corrigan told Belfast Recorder's Court on Tuesday that the case had been "politically motivated" at the highest level of the Northern Ireland Office.

Mr Corrigan said he required time to get evidence to support an application for abuse of process and would also be relying on the undue delay by the authorities in Northern Ireland in acting on the German warrant which was received last October.

The hearing was adjourned until 27 June.

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