McCartney welcomes the ‘The Hooded Men’ Oireachtas meeting

Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney has welcomed the news that Sinn Féin Seanadóir Niall Ó Donnghaile will host ‘The Hooded Men’ at the Oireachtas on  Tuesday 24th April.

Raymond McCartney  said:

“The Hooded Men are a group of former internees who were tortured for seven days by British state forces in August 1971.

“The surviving victims of this injustice will be joined by their legal representatives and campaigning human rights organisations, at a dedicated briefing for Oireachtas members and staff.

“This will be an important opportunity to brief and update members of both Houses on the campaign.

“The Hooded Men are some of many citizens still seeking truth and justice over 40 years after their ordeal.

“The British government and its agencies must release all information it holds about the torture, human rights abuses and state killings it carried out during the course of the conflict.”