Members of an inter-party delegation of TDs, who visited Michael Campbell in prison in Lithuania recently, have welcomed the decision of the court in Vilnius today to release him immediately.
The presiding judge ruled that the state had not presented sufficient evidence to prove its case against Campbell.
Deputies Maureen O’Sullivan, Clare Daly, Martin Ferris and Eamon O Cuív expressed their satisfaction at the verdict:
“We met Mr. Campbell in prison and it was clear that not only were there serious concerns over his conviction, but that he had spent over five years in poor, over-crowded and inhumane conditions.
“We are therefore delighted for Mr Campbell and his family, and hope that the can rebuild his life on his return to Ireland.”