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Government asks European court to revise ruling in ‘Hooded Men’ torture case

first_img WhatsApp WhatsApp By News Highland – December 2, 2014 Facebook Twitter Pinterest Twitter Facebook Liam ShannonThe government is to apply to the European Court of Human Rights to revisit a torture claim against the British authorities.In 1978, the Strasbourg court ruled that 14 men interned in Northern Ireland were subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment – but not torture.In the 1970s 14 men were interned in Northern Ireland and subjected to interrogation techniques such as hooding, white noise and sensory deprivation.The European Court of Human Rights ruled in 1978 that what they underwent did not amount to torture.But the survivors say new evidence has come to light that shows the British misled the court.Today the Irish Government has decided it will apply to the European Court to revisit its original ruling.The survivors had brought legal proceedings to compel the government to make this landmark decision..but they’ve now been struck out as unnecessary.One of the so called ‘hooded men’ is Liam Shannon:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/lshann.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Pinterest Google+center_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleEnvironment Minister says Ireland doesn’t have an EU loophole to avoid water chargesNext articleIreland Captain role for Ann-Marie McGlynn News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Government asks European court to revise ruling in ‘Hooded Men’ torture case Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal last_img read more