Search the Archive

Northern Ireland / Prisoner Mistreatment #58483

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 16, 1979
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) London commission of inquiry said to confirm reports of mistreatment of IRA and Protestant extremists while in custody of police in N Ireland. Previous accusations of mistreatment of prisoners in Ulster noted
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(London, England) Prison at Longkesh featured; films shown. Treatment of prisoner in North Ireland said to be most important issue at present in relationship to past violence. [Police surgeon Dr. Robert IRWIN - details injuries of prisoners.] Protest by IRA (Irish Republican Army) prisoners at Longkesh outlined. Dilemma of officials with regard to protecting population from terrorists and assuring civil rights of prisoners noted.
REPORTER: John Laurence

Laurence, John;
Reynolds, Frank

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.