“a political logic at work” – redux

The BBC reports confirmation of claims from Republican Sinn Féin, noted in the comments zone here, that “one of the men being questioned about the murder of police officer Stephen Carroll has been refusing food since last week”.

A spokesman for Republican Sinn Fein said the man’s health was deteriorating. The police said he has been receiving daily medical attention. A PSNI spokesman added that arrangements were being made to let the man see his own doctor.

[Is that another legacy issue? – Ed] Perhaps.. Adds BBC report.

Six people being held in connection with the murders of two soldiers and a police officer in NI have launched a High Court challenge to the extension of their detention period.

Update As two others are released without charge.