The Hooded Men judgment must be appealed

The Hooded Men judgment must be appealed
Victims of sensory deprivation are ‘mentally and physically broken down’

The European Court of Human Rights ruling that sensory deprivation - employed against a group of 14 men during internment in the North - is not torture has profound implications for the treatment of prisoners everywhere

Early in the Korean War, the US military command was astonished when captured US pilots began making confessions in North Korean propaganda films. Many were senior officers; some were World War II veterans. Their ‘confessions’ condemned American and British involvement in the war and apologised to the Koreans, particularly for the carpet-bombing which by the end of the war had killed almost three million civilians. It all amounted to a huge propaganda coup for the Chinese and North Korean regimes.

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