- Dec 29, 2013
So there it is, Lynch looked cowered in the face of Heath on the night of Bloody Sunday when innocent people were gunned down, he cowered in the face of torture, he couldn't stand for anything the same as Fianna Fail has never stood for anything.British army used waterboarding in North, papers claim
Pat Finucane Centre has documents outlining four alleged torture cases in 1972
The Pat Finucane Centre in Derry has produced papers from 1972 which document four cases of the alleged “waterboarding” of people in Northern Ireland by the British army and RUC.
One of the papers is the “secret” minutes of a meeting in November 1972, where the then Fianna Fáil taoiseach Jack Lynch raised concerns with British prime minister Edward Heath about an epileptic who was allegedly “waterboarded” by British soldiers - although the term was not in use at the time.
Mr Lynch is described as “John Lynch” in the documents.
The 11-page minutes refers to many issues, including “the treatment of an epileptic who had been interrogated five times” by the British army.
It was alleged that, on at least two occasions, “he had been forced to lie on his back on the floor, a wet towel had been placed over his head and water had been poured over it to give him the impression that he would be suffocated”.
The PFC produced further documentation about another Belfast man who alleged he suffered similar treatment in late August or early September 1972 at a school in Ballymurphy in Belfast requisitioned by the British parachute regiment.
PFC director Mr O’Connor said there could be “no doubt that the torture being inflicted was known of at the highest political levels in London.
“Although prime minister Edward Heath was aware of the practice of torture, there is no evidence of any investigations, any ministerial follow-up, any attempt to interview the victims or any repercussions for the torturers,” he said.
And these cnúts have the cheek to claim the title: "The Republican Party"
Now we can add tolerance of inhuman practices to FF's litany of economic failure and tolerance of the industrial rape machine that was their church.