Ireland accuses UK of torturing IRA suspects in 1971

December 2, 2014 8:00 PM

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DUBLIN – Ireland has accused Britain of torturing 14 Irish Republican Army suspects in 1971 and formally petitioned the European Court of Human Rights to review its original findings on the case, reopening one of the biggest legal disputes from the Northern Ireland conflict.

Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan said Ireland sought to reopen the case with reluctance, given its close relations with Britain today. But he argued Tuesday that a trove of newly uncovered documents in London indicated that Britain withheld important evidence from 1970s court proceedings that, if c...

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