RTE to screen Hooded Men documentary

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RTE is to screen a documentary this week on the treatment of the ‘Hooded Men’ in the aftermath of internment in 1971.

‘The Torture Files’ - produced by the RTE Investigations Unit will be screened on Wednesday night at 9.35pm.

The programme will explore declassified documents uncovered by the Pat Finucane Centre in Derry and the RTE Investigations Unit which show that important medical and other evidence was withheld by the British Government from the European Court of Human Rights and the Irish Government.

The latter had brought a complaint to the European Court. The final judgment of the Court was that the treatment of a number of internees constituted ‘ill-treatment’ but not torture. The new information casts doubt on this judgement.