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  1. Gerry Conlon - Wikipedia › wiki › Gerry_Conlon

    Convicted on 22 October 1975 and sentenced to life imprisonment. Criminal status. Conviction quashed by Court of Appeal on 19 October 1989. Gerard "Gerry" Conlon (1 March 1954 – 21 June 2014) was an Irish man known for being one of the Guildford Four who spent 15 years in prison after being wrongly convicted of being a Provisional IRA bomber.

    • 21 June 2014 (aged 60), Belfast, Northern Ireland
    • Convicted on 22 October 1975 and sentenced to life imprisonment
    • Gerard Conlon, 1 March 1954, Belfast, Northern Ireland
    • Conviction quashed by Court of Appeal on 19 October 1989
  2. Guildford Four and Maguire Seven - Wikipedia › wiki › Guildford_Four_and_Maguire

    The Guildford Four and the Maguire Seven sought leave to appeal their convictions immediately and were refused. Despite this, a growing body of disparate groups pressed for a re-examination of the case. In February 1977, during the trial of the Balcombe Street ASU, the four IRA men instructed their lawyers to "draw attention to the fact that ...

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  4. In the Name of the Father (film) - Wikipedia › wiki › In_the_Name_of_the_Father

    It is based on the true story of the Guildford Four, four people falsely convicted of the 1974 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 1990 autobiography Proved Innocent: The Story of Gerry Conlon of the Guildford Four by Gerry Conlon.

  5. Gerry Conlon — Wikipedia Republished // WIKI 2 › en › Gerry_Conlon
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    Gerry Con­lon was born in Belfast and grew up at 7 Peel Street on the cor­ner of Mary Street in the im­pov­er­ished but close-knit com­mu­nity of the Lower Falls Road. He de­scribed his child­hood as happy. His fa­ther was Giuseppe Con­lon, a fac­tory worker, and his mother was Sarah Con­lon, a hos­pi­tal cleaner. In 1974, at age 20, Con­lon went to Eng­land to seek work and to es­cape the every­day vi­o­lence he was en­coun­ter­ing on the streets of Belfast. He was liv­ing with a group of squat­ters in Lon­don when he was ar­rested for the Guild­ford pub bomb­ings, which oc­curred on 5 Oc­to­ber the same year. Con­lon, along with fel­low Irish­men Paul Hill and Paddy Arm­strong and Eng­lish­woman Ca­r­ole Richard­son, known as the Guild­ford Four, were con­victed on 22 Oc­to­ber 1975 of plant­ing two bombs a year ear­lier in the Sur­rey town of Guild­ford, which killed five peo­ple and in­jured dozens more. The four were sen­tenced to life in prison.At their trial the judge told th...

    Con­lon bat­tled with lung can­cer for a pe­riod be­fore his death on 21 June 2014 in his na­tive Belfast.

    The Guardian, Obituary 22 June 2014
    The Guardian, Guildford Four's Gerry Conlon dies of cancer in Belfast, aged 60, 22 June 2014
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  6. Guildford pub bombings - Wikipedia › wiki › Guildford_pub_bombings

    A few days after the Guildford Four were arrested, the Metropolitan Police arrested Annie Maguire and her family, including Conlon's father, Patrick "Giuseppe" Conlon – the "Maguire Seven". The Guildford Four were wrongfully convicted of the bombings in October 1975 and sentenced to life in prison. The Maguire Seven were wrongfully convicted of providing bomb-making material and other support in March 1976 and sentenced to terms varying between four and fourteen years.

    • 5 (4 off-duty British soldiers and 1 civilian)
    • 5 October 1974, 20:30 – 21:00 (BST)
  7. Jun 21, 2014 · Gerry Conlon of the Guildford Four dies aged 60 Gerry Conlon the first of the Guildford Four to be freed, outside the Old Bailey, London, 19 Oct 1989. Photograph: TS/Keystone USA/Rex

  8. Guildford Four: how the innocent were framed and the truth ... › guildford-four-how-the

    Mar 06, 2020 · Guildford Four: how the innocent were framed and the truth buried. Gerry Conlon leaving the Old Bailey. On October 5, 1974 two public houses in Guildford, Surrey were bombed by the IRA without warning causing five deaths and over 60 injuries of varying severity. The bombs were placed in the pubs with timing devices to detonate when the bomb ...

  9. Guildford Four man Gerry Conlon's 'living hell' revealed ... › news › uk-england-surrey-42516972

    Dec 29, 2017 · Guildford Four member Gerry Conlon wrote to the Irish government describing his "living hell" in prison, declassified documents have shown. A letter written by Mr Conlon 12 years into his life ...

  10. Guildford Four's Gerry Conlon dies - BBC News › news › uk-northern-ireland-27955555

    Jun 23, 2014 · 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 ...

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