STATEMENT BY BRONAGH HOLDEN & SAMUEL BOWDEN, DAUGHTER &SON, on behalf of FAMILY OF LIAM HOLDEN
ISSUED 24TH MARCH 2023 BY HARTE COYLE COLLINS, SOLICITORS & ADVOCATES
We very much welcome the detailed decision by the Court today.
The Court has found that our father was waterboarded by the British Army in Belfast in 1972.
The Court also found that he was maliciously prosecuted by the army and that the army were guilty of public misfeasance.
The Court has today exposed the grotesque act of torture committed by the members of the Paratrooper Regiment in Belfast in 1972.
Our father was an innocent man who went to jail for a crime he did not commit for 17 years.
We wish he was here today with us. He died on the 15th September 2022. We miss him but salute him – his life and campaign for justice were a triumph of humanity and tenacity over state injustice.