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The Special court is a no jury court that relies on three judges.It is almost exclusively for Irish Republicans.

It was set up to crush popular resistance to British rule.

The word of a senior Garda is enough to convict a political "suspect" in the court.

Under draconian legislation political detainees lose the right to silence. 

The special courts are in reality military tribunals,using a veneer of public procedure to gloss over their oppressive practices.

The 26 county state constantly promotes it's role and integration in Europe.The special courts is in contravention of the European Courts of human rights,specifically article 6 the right to a fair trail.

Activists fear that with the creation of a second special court,campaigns against water charges, homelessness and neoliberal austerity,will be targeted for internment using draconian special courts 



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