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RIRA suspect freed from Lithuania jail

Michael McHugh
CO LOUTH man imprisoned in Lithuania after being convicted of trying to buy weapons for the Real IRA has been freed by an appeal court, his lawyer said. Michael Campbell, from Co Louth close to the border with Northern Ireland, was arrested in 2008 as part of a sting operation which included undercover British agents as he allegedly tried to purchase guns and explosives. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison in 2011 by a court in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius but that has been overturned by a higher court, counsel Ingrida Botyriene said. "He was acquitted because the court fou[...]
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