Brother of Gerry Adams loses extradition appeal

AP News
Posted: Oct 18, 2011 10:17 AM
Brother of Gerry Adams loses extradition appeal

An Irish court says the brother of Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams cannot appeal his extradition to Northern Ireland to face 18 criminal counts of sexually abusing his daughter.

Judge John Edwards said Tuesday that Liam Adams cannot challenge an earlier court ruling that ordered he face trial in Northern Ireland.

Liam Adams' daughter, Aine Tyrell, has publicly accused him of molesting her from 1977 to 1983 when she was a child.

Liam Adams had claimed that he could not get a fair trial in Northern Ireland, part of the United Kingdom, because of pretrial publicity, a delay in bringing charges and changes in jury selection.

Officials say Liam Adams will be handed over to police in Northern Ireland in 15 days.