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Ó Donnghaile welcomes Appeal Court judgement on ‘The Hooded Men’

20 September, 2019 - by Niall Ó Donnghaile


Sinn Féin Seanadóir Niall Ó Donnghaile has welcomed the decision from Court of Appeal in Belfast that has ruled an investigation must be carried out into the treatment of the ‘Hooded Men’.

Seanadóir Ó Donnghaile said:

“This is a welcome announcement on the part of The Court of Appeal. 

“I have no doubt it will be received positively by the surviving Hooded Men and the families of those no longer with us. 

“The judgement in the Hooded Men case has live, global implications.

“It is only right that those who have committed, are committing or would seek to commit the kind of torture inflicted on these 14 Irishmen, are exposed and held to account. 

“The Hooded Men have been campaigning for truth and justice for almost 50 years now, their steadfast courage and dignity is renowned the world over. 

“It is only right that those who carried out this horrific torture would face justice and be held to account for what they inflicted on the ‘Hooded Men’.”

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