The UK Supreme Court has made a landmark ruling that the Hooded Men were ‘tortured’ in ‘deliberate state policy’ and that the decision by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) not to investigate was ‘irrational.” This ruling undermines the State’s ongoing refusal to hold an independent public inquiry into the Sallins Case.
The Hooded Men were a group of 14 men, forced to wear hoods during torture in Northern Ireland in 1971.
They were among 350 people arrested during internment in August 1971.
The Hooded Men support the Sallins Men in their campaign for an independent public inquiry into the Sallins Case.
KRW LAW represents Sallins Man Osgur Breatnach and some of the Hooded Men. KRW LAW insist that the State refusal to hold an independent public inquiry into Sallins constitutes ongoing ‘cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment’ outlawed by the European Court of Human Rights.