Nine of the original "hooded men" were in Dublin to hear a call for the Irish government to take the UK to the European Court
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Amnesty calls on Irish government to reopen 'hooded men' case

Amnesty International has called on the Irish government to reopen a landmark case against the UK government over the so-called "hooded men".

They are a group subjected to what the Army called "deep interrogation" in Northern Ireland in 1971.

In 1978, the European Court found that the UK had carried out inhuman and degrading treatment - not torture,.

Amnesty has said new information from the UK national archives suggests crucial evidence had been withheld.

BBC News NI Home Affairs Correspondent Vincent Kearney reports.

  • 24 Nov 2014