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(From the ‘e-Thursday’ section of the ‘Business Week’ supplement of the ‘Irish Independent’ , 21st August 2008.)



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Sunday, January 17, 2016

CAPTURED BY THE BRITISH ARMY, TORTURED, AND THEN A BAYONET WAS ACQUIRED...

A STORY OF TORTURE BEFORE EXECUTION...

This IRA man was captured in Dublin by the British after an IRA operation and was brought to a British barracks and handcuffed. A British Army officer demanded information from him but the IRA prisoner refused to say anything. The British Army officer threatened to hand him over to the squaddies unless he got the information he was looking for. The IRA man didn't reply. The British soldiers in the room then pushed him on to the floor and removed his handcuffs ; one of them knelt on his back and two others placed one foot each on his back and his left shoulder. His right arm was grabbed and twisted from the wrist and his head was forced back by the hair. His arm was then twisted from the elbow joint, and all during this torture he was shouted at for the information his British captors were looking for. But still he refused to cooperate. A bayonet was pressed against his stomach...

MORE ON WEDNESDAY 20TH JANUARY 2016.