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Gerry Conlon, wrongly jailed for IRA bombing, dies - CNN.com

22.6.17

Gerry Conlon, wrongly jailed for IRA bombing, dies - CNN.com: He was one of the Guildford Four, who were falsely convicted by the British courts and eventually freed in 1989. Conlon had been ill for some time.
"We recognize that what he achieved by fighting for justice for us had a far, far greater importance -- it forced the world's closed eyes to be opened to injustice," his family said in a statement.
The story of Conlon's struggle for freedom was told in the film "In the Name of the Father."
"I served 15 years for a crime I did not commit," Conlon said when he finally walked out of prison in 1989, following an appeals court decision to throw out the sentences of the Guildford Four after doubts were raised about the police evidence.


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