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Real I.R.A. Leader Is Found Guilty of Directing Faction

Ireland’s antiterrorism court today convicted the head of the guerrilla group Real I.R.A., Michael McKevitt, for his direction of the organization, which killed 29 people in a car bombing in Omagh, Northern Ireland, in 1998. Mr. McKevitt, 53, was found guilty of directing terrorism, a new crime introduced by Ireland’s Parliament after the bombing. But he did not face any charges specifically related to the attack because the prosecution’s evidence only related to a period starting in 1999. He could be sentenced to up to life in prison at a hearing on Thursday. Full Story

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