‘Hooded men’ win first stage of legal battle to have torture case investigated


A group of men that say they were tortured in Northern Ireland have been granted leave to seek judicial review at the High Court in Belfast today. Fourteen men said that they were interned and subject to torture techniques after being held in Northern Ireland without trial in 1971. The men are calling on the chief constable, the secretary of state and the Department of Justice to account for alleged failures to order a full inquiry. Hugh Southey QC and Blinne Ní Ghrálaigh have been involved in this case. For coverage from the BBC please click here.