Gerry Adams ‘was illegally interned’ in the 1970s, lawyers say

Court hears former Sinn Fein leader’s detention order was not approved correctly

Former Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams
(Image credit: (Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty Images))

The former Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams was interned illegally during the 1970s, the Supreme Court in London has heard.

Lawyers for the 71-year-old Republican are arguing that two 1975 convictions relating to his attempts to escape from the Maze Prison are unsafe because the wrong minister approved his detention order.

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