Hooded Men: League Said It Was torture 40 Years Ago

February 16, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE Success, by Amal Clooney and the legal team representing the ‘Hooded Men’ will cause ‘huge embarrassment’ for the United Kingdom according to an article in the (UK) Guardian newspaper this week. The Irish governments case will not simply

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Always a Platform for Torture Apologists in the British Media

December 16, 2014

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE A few days ago the New York Times (NYT) commenting when the US Senate released its controversial report into torture said: “The publication today of a censored summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation into the use of

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United Kingdom Fail to Implement Torture Safeguards Protocol

December 7, 2014

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE It came to late to ensure that the torture suffered by the ‘Hooded Men’ reported on Celtic News recently did not occur. Nor was it in place to ensure that ill treatment in prisons, holding centres and police

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The Hooded Men Message of Thanks To All Who Supported Them

December 4, 2014

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE A statement of thanks has been released by a spokesperson for the ‘Hooded Men’ whose case at the European Court of Human Rights, (ECtHR) alleging torture by the British military during internment in Northern Ireland in 1971 is

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Government says Allegations “Entirely Wrong”

July 2, 2012

News from Celtic Press The UK Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has responded to the Celtic League following a letter sent to him regarding the continued detention of Mrs Marian McGlinchey. The letter from the Northern Ireland Office argues that “allegations of

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UK: Justice Ministries Queried On Torture Convention Training

July 25, 2011

The Celtic League has asked justice departments in Scotland, N. Ireland, the Isle of Man, England and Wales if training is provided to law enforcement personnel and medical officers on the specifics of the UN Convention on Torture and the so called Istanbul

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UN Say Garda Síochána Should Not Investigate Itself

July 25, 2011

The United Nations Committee Against Torture has outlined concerns about the complaints and investigation mechanisms available to prisoners and those detained by the police in Ireland. Whilst welcoming, in its most recent report, the appointment of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission some years

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Manx Finance: Links To Torture And Death

April 22, 2011

MANX FINANCE: LINKS TO TORTURE AND DEATH It has been revealed that hospital staff treating injured pro-democracy protesters in a country with which the Manx government concluded a tax deal earlier this year are being subjected to a wave of terror. The Celtic

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Protest To Spanish Over Ill Treatment of Detainees

February 21, 2011

The General Secretary (GS) of the League has written to the Spanish Ambassador to the UK to express his concerns following the arrest of ten people in the Basque Country on 17th January 2011, which included a personal friend of his. In the

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Basque Arrests – Torture Allegations Probed By League

February 14, 2011

Following a group of arrests of Basque people on 17th January 2011, an update has been received by the League on what happened in the week following. The report below was received from a friend of the General Secretary (GS) of the League,

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