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Daughter of Irish Activist Not to Be Extradited to Germany

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After an international campaign, the British government announced yesterday that Roisin McAliskey, the daughter of Irish civil rights leader Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, will not be extradited to Germany. She was to face charges related to an IRA mortar attack on a British Army base.

Twenty-six year old Roisin McAliskey was arrested in November 1996 and gave birth to a daughter while in prison in London. Her supporters said that the charges were trumped up by the British government. Human rights groups worldwide denounced the inhumane treatment suffered by Roisin during her detention.

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  • Dierdre McAliskey, the daughter of Irish civil rights leader Bernadette Devlin McAliskey and sister of Roisin.

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3/9/98 Pacifica Network News–“Britian Releases Daughter of Irish Activist”

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