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Catholic man allegedly suffered discrimination in being denied temporary release for his mother's funeral, High Court hears

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The court heard that over a two-year period 68 applications by prisoners from a Catholic background for compassionate temporary release were refused because of a threat to security personnel.

The court heard that over a two-year period 68 applications by prisoners from a Catholic background for compassionate temporary release were refused because of a threat to security personnel.

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The court heard that over a two-year period 68 applications by prisoners from a Catholic background for compassionate temporary release were refused because of a threat to security personnel.

A Catholic man jailed for slashing a doctor's neck allegedly suffered discrimination in being denied temporary release for his mother's funeral, the High Court heard today.

Lawyers for Michael Larkin claimed the refusal, based on the potential security risk to prison staff accompanying him to a nationalist area, unlawfully breached his human rights.


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