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Twelve year prison sentence for Real IRA's Michael Campbell

An Irish man accused of involvement in gun smuggling for the Real IRA in Lithuania has been found guilty and sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Michael Campbell, 39, from County Louth was caught in an MI5 weapons sting operation in 2008.

He was convicted of supporting a terrorist group, illegal possession of weapons and attempted smuggling.

He denied the charges against him, saying MI5 had set him up and claiming he was a victim of entrapment.

Mark Simpson reports.

  • 21 Oct 2011