IL FRATELLO DI GERRY ADAMS LOTTA CONTRO L’ESTRADIZIONE
Liam Adams, fratello del più famoso Gerry, alza il tiro nella lotta contro l’estradizione dalla Repubblica d’Irlanda.
Liam Adams è attualmente ricercato in Nord Irlanda per un presunto caso di stupro e violenze alla figlia.
Durante l’udienza all’Alta Corte di Dublino, la difesa di Adams ha richiesto di poter vedere la lettera per l’estradizione inviata dal Prosecution Service di Belfast alle autorità di Dublino.
Liam Adams si è consegnato alla Garda lo scorso marzo ed è stato giustificato per non essere presente in aula durante l’udienza odierna.
Gli inquirenti di Belfast vorrebbero mettere sotto accusa Adams sulla base di ben 18 accuse di abusi sessuali tra il 1977 ed il 1983; tra cui stupro e violenze.
Il processo per l’estradizione è aggiornato al prossimo 6 ottobre.
Liam Adams steps up extradition fight (U TV)
The brother of Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams is to take his extradition fight to the Irish Republic’s highest court over claims that a letter was being withheld from his legal team.
Liam Adams is wanted in Northern Ireland for the alleged rape and indecent assault of his daughter.
During a brief hearing in Dublin’s High Court Mr Adam’s barrister said they were appealing to the Supreme Court to have the letter between the Prosecution Service in Belfast and authorities in Dublin disclosed to them.
Mr Adams, who handed himself into the Garda last March, had been excused from attending court and was not present on Wednesday.
He has been remanded on continuing bail.
At an earlier hearing Mr Adams’ senior counsel said it was necessary they saw the letter because if it suggested any shortcomings in the European Arrest Warrant that echoed their own concerns then it would help their case.
Investigators in Belfast want to question Mr Adams on 18 charges of sexual abuse.
They include rape, indecent assault and gross indecency, against his daughter Aine Tyrell, who waived her right to anonymity in a UTV documentary last December.
The alleged offences date from March 1977 to March 1983.
Mr Adams has also asked for legal aid to cover the costs of transcribing reports from Belfast media outlets about his sex abuse charges.
The case was adjourned the case until 6 October.