Gardaí putting mesh hoods on detainees to prevent spitting attacks during the pandemic is a “potentially lethal form of inhuman and degrading treatment,” according to a civil rights group.
The comment from the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) comes after the US police killing of Daniel Prude, who died of asphyxiation while being restrained with a spit-hood over his head earlier this year.
Sinéad Nolan of the ICCL said: “Hooding is...
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