By Ray O’Hanlon
Kevin Barry Artt is ecstatic. He can now leave Northern California on the spur of the moment and visit his 12-year-old daughter in Los Angeles.
Artt’s new-found freedom to act on a whim also applies to his fellow H-Block escapees, Pól Brennan and Terence Kirby, after the British government last week dropped extradition proceedings against all individuals in other countries – more than 20 in all – who would have been released by now under the terms of the Good Friday accord.
Artt, Brennan and Kirby have been battling extradition for years and while recently free on bail, they have also been restricted to the