A Belfast court has turned down an application for the extradition of Roisin McAliskey to Germany.
German authorities wanted her to face trial for the attempted murder of soldiers at a British army barracks in Osnabruck in northern Germany in 1996.
Ms McAliskey was arrested at her home in Coalisland last May and was on bail.
The Recorder of Belfast, Judge Burgess, refused the application on the basis that it "would be oppressive because of the passage of time".
It is hard to believe that the Judge's decision is based on anything more than political expediency seeing as there has never been a statue of limitation on attempted murder. How can Britain credibly demand that Mr Lugovoi be extradited when we refuse when our bent judges shield those suspected of trying to murder British soldiers?