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Omagh bomber's extradition battle led by Real IRA pal

Border terrorist in poster campaign

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John Connolly

John Connolly

Bernice Swift

Bernice Swift

Omagh

Omagh

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Liam Campbell

Liam Campbell

Liam Campbell posters in Fermanagh he and supporters erected

Liam Campbell posters in Fermanagh he and supporters erected

John Connolly

A Real IRA bomber is a leading figure in a campaign to prevent a republican found responsible by a court for the Omagh bomb from standing trial on arms charges in Lithuania.

John Connolly (44) has spent the past week plastering parts of Fermanagh and Cavan with posters in support of Liam Campbell, who faces being extradited to the eastern European nation.

Connolly - who is now a member of Republican Sinn Fein and is believed to lead the Continuity IRA in the border area - was caged for 14 years in 2000 after being caught with a 220lb Real IRA mortar.