25 June 1996
``The decision by the US Supreme Court not to reconsider a ruling by the Court of Appeals ordering Jimmy Smyth's extradition is a grave disappointment.
``Jimmy Smyth like so many hundreds of others, was convicted on spurious grounds, under unjust laws, in a special court and on a charge which he has consistently denied.
``Since he moved to the US he has lived an exemplary life, making a solid contribution to his local community.
``I would appeal to President Clinton not to extradite Jimmy Smyth or the others in a similar situation.''
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