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Prominent republican Carl Reilly granted bail

Prominent republican Carl Reilly has been granted bail

A prominent republican who is facing charges of directing terrorism has been granted bail.

Stringent release conditions were placed on Carl Reilly during a court hearing in Belfast on Thursday.

They include personal bail of £1,000, two sureties of £2,500 and another surety of £10,000.

Reilly, of Pollard Close in west Belfast, has been on remand since being arrested in October 2015.

He is charged with directing terrorism and membership of a proscribed organisation.

As part of his bail conditions he has to surrender any passports, observe a 9pm-7am curfew, report to police five times a week and wear an electronic tag.

He also also been restricted from travelling in a vehicle except in connection with employment, legal visits, court appearances or when driven by his wife in her vehicle, and is prohibited from having contact with several named individuals.

Reilly has also been told he can only possess one mobile phone which must have no internet access and cannot travel outside the north without approval of the court.

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