Terror Suspect Wanted in US Wins Irish Case, Walks Free

DUBLIN — An Algerian-born terror suspect wanted in the United States walked free from a Dublin court Thursday after five years behind bars and a two-year legal battle against extradition.

U.S. authorities had sought to convict Ali Charaf Damache, 50, on two counts of conspiring to develop a European terror cell and to aid Pakistan-based terrorists. He had been held without bail in Ireland since March 2010 but walked free from Dublin High Court after Justice Aileen Donnelly delivered a 333-page judgment that criticized Irish prosecutors and potentially cruel U.S. prison conditions.

Donnelly cited what she called “substantial grounds for believing that Mr. Damache will be at real risk of being subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment if extradited to the USA.”

  • Clear Thinker

    The good news, he is stuck in Ireland, I would not put too much of a bet on his longevity if he leaves that country. I hope he likes red heads.

  • mobuyus

    I would like to see the IRA reconstituted to deal with just this sort of vermin.

    • Well I am not sure they would not be allies.

      • mobuyus

        Wait until their Woman folk come home raped. The Irish I know are not as enamored with them as certain “Canadians” seem to be.

        • Minicapt

          The IRA would have been taking notes in order to improve their personal bests, beginning with Gary Adams.


  • Alain

    No, he would be more at risk of being invited to the White House and given a big Obama hug than subjected to “inhuman and degrading treatment”. But my goodness we cannot risk that a jihadist terrorist would be subjected to “inhuman and degrading treatment”.

  • ontario john

    He probably got off by saying he was gay.