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RIP Gerry Conlon

Post by Kitkat on Sat 21 Jun 2014 - 20:31

Gerry Conlon, who was wrongly convicted of the 1974 Guildford IRA pub bombing, has died aged 60 after an illness.

He was one of the Guildford Four, who spent 15 years in prison before their convictions were quashed in 1989.

Mr Conlon's family said his fight for justice had "forced the world's closed eyes to be opened to injustice".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-27955555


"Gerry Conlon was a victim of one of the most serious miscarriages of justice in British history"  

The film "In the name of the Father" tells the story.

In the Name of the Father is a 1993 biographical film directed by Jim Sheridan. It is based on the true life story of the Guildford Four, four people falsely convicted[2] of the 1974 IRA's Guildford pub bombings which killed four off-duty British soldiers and a civilian. The screenplay was adapted by Terry George and Jim Sheridan from the autobiography Proved Innocent: The Story of Gerry Conlon of the Guildford Four by Gerry Conlon.[3]

The film was positively received by critics, and received seven Academy Award nominations, including Best Actor in a Leading Role (Daniel Day-Lewis), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Pete Postlethwaite), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Emma Thompson), Best Director, and Best Picture.

~ Wiki

You can watch the movie in full:  HERE

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