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IRA Bomb Suspect Back in NIreland

April 12, 1998

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) _ A suspect in an Irish Republican Army attack whose extradition to Germany was halted by Britain’s government has returned to Northern Ireland, her mother said Sunday.

Roisin McAliskey has denied involvement in the attack on a British army barracks at Osnabrueck in June 1996, but German police want to question her. Nobody was injured but buildings were damaged.

McAliskey and her 10-month-old daughter Loinnir have returned to her mother’s hometown of Coalisland, said her mother, Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, a prominent Catholic activist and former member of Parliament from Northern Ireland.

The government cited health reasons in March when it stopped extradition proceedings against Roisin McAliskey.

She gave birth to Loinnir during her imprisonment. Her supporters say she has developed psychiatric problems and brittle bone disease since being arrested in November 1996, in part from the stress of giving birth in custody.

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