Prosecutors directed Hutchings' trial be heard by a judge alone in a Diplock Court
after concluding there was "a risk the administration of justice might be impaired if the trial were to be conducted with a jury".
The Sinn Fein chief said he is appealing convictions he received in 1975 in two separate Diplock Court
trials - cases tried by a single judge sitting without a jury - relating to two attempts to escape from internment.
hearings, Senator Kerry pointed to three Diplock court
structural matter, the shift from internment to the Diplock court
(159) Interview with Barra McGrory, solicitor, supra note 99 (citing an example of a citizen who, when allegedly involved in drug dealing and a murder, was tried under a nonjury Diplock court
, even though those offenses have nothing to do with the conflict in Northern Ireland).
He is appealing against convictions he received in 1975 in two separate Diplock Court
trials relating to two attempts to escape from internment.
He was given 15 years following a Diplock Court
trial which lasted 11 days.
They were convicted by a no-jury Diplock court
of the murder of Peter McBride in September 1992 following an incident in Belfast.
Their guilty pleas leaves a fourth accused, 38-yearold Sharon Rafferty, from Pomeroy, Co Tyrone, due to stand trial before the non-jury Diplock court
later this week.
"At the time of her death, the British army chose to cover up the truth behind the killing and the soldier involved was exonerated by a Diplock court
The claim was made as six alleged supporters of the terror gang, including high-profile loyalist Ihab Shoukri, went on trial before a non-jury Diplock Court
POLICE stormed a disused shop with CS gas and found a group of men staging an alleged UVF show of strength, a diplock court