The Irish government could call for his release, giving that as a reason. Germany will have no desire I'm sure to have diplomatic trouble with Ireland. (But of course our Government won't bother its hole)smiffy said:Yes, and had he not done it at all, he wouldn't have been arrested in the first place. It's unfortunate for him that he committed the offence on German soil but as Germany isn't party to the Good Friday Agreement, there's no point citing that document in a call for his release.DOD said:Leonard Hardy was arrested by Spanish authorities on August 17, in connection with a mortar attack on a British Army base in Osnabruck in 1989. The German authorities are seeking his extradition. Had this man been convicted and sentenced to jail in the 6 counties for the offence, he would be out now under the GFA.
But I do accept Germany isn't bound by the GFA per se. But it still totally changes the context of the case.