Ireland Releases US Woman, 3 Others, Without Charges

Paulin-Ramirez's whereabouts unknown; could still face charges
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 14, 2010 6:40 AM CDT
Ireland Releases US Woman, 3 Others, Without Charges
Jamie Paulin-Ramirez, 31, is shown with son Christian Carreon. Paulin-Ramirez was the second American arrested in a plot to kill the Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks.   (AP Photo/Courtesy of Christine Mott)

Four people detained earlier this week in a plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist have been released without charge, Irish police said last night, apparently including 31-year-old American Jamie Paulin-Ramirez, a recent convert to Islam. Paulin-Ramirez's whereabouts weren't immediately known, according to her stepfather, who said she'd been "ducking immigration" for some time—and she could still face charges or deportation.

Ireland confirmed for the first time this morning that one of those being held was an American, reports the Wall Street Journal, and Paulin-Ramirez's stepfather said a US government agency had confirmed her release. The remaining three suspects may be held up to seven days without charge.

(More Jamie Paulin-Ramirez stories.)

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