Irishman acquitted of arms smuggling facing possible retrial

Lithuanian prosecutors have appealed the acquittal of an Irishman charged with plotting to smuggle arms to the Real IRA.

41-year-old Michael Campbell was arrested in 2008 in Vilnius and sentenced to 12 years in 2011 for attempted smuggling.

However, he successfully appealed his conviction last October, after arguing there was no evidence to support the testimony of a leading prosecution witness.

Prosecutors now say they want a retrial.

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