From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 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.
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Gerry Conlon was born in Belfast and grew up 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, became the so-called Guildford Four 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 the defendants, "If hanging were still an op...
Conlon battled with lung cancer for a lengthy period before his death on 21 June 2014 in his native Belfast. He is survived by his sisters Ann and Bridie.
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Gerard ”Gerry” Conlon (1. maaliskuuta 1954 Belfast – 21. kesäkuuta 2014 Belfast) oli pohjoisirlantilainen ihmisoikeusaktivisti, joka oli yhdessä useiden perheenjäsentensä kanssa 15 vuotta brittiläisessä vankilassa tuomittuna IRA:n suorittamasta Guildfordin pommi-iskusta, kunnes heidän syyttömyytensä saatiin todistettua.
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Gerard "Gerry" Conlon (Belfast, 1 de març de 1954 – Belfast, 21 de juny de 2014) fou un activista polític en defensa dels drets humans nord-irlandès. Considerat com un dels Quatre de Guildford, passà 15 anys a la presó després de ser condemnat erròniament de col·locar bombes de l' IRA Provisional.
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...
Gerard Conlon, Patrick Armstrong, Paul Hill and Carole Richardson, dubbed as "the Guildford Four", were arrested, convicted, and jailed for life in 1975, with each serving 15 years in jail before their convictions were quashed by the Court of Appeal, after an extensive inquiry carried out by Avon and Somerset Police into the original police investigation.
The name may be derived from two Irish Gaelic words "Con" (the genitive case of Cú, meaning "hound") and "Lón" meaning lion - thereby implying a person who has the characteristics of a lion born of a hound - strength and speed. It is sometimes spelt Conlan, Conlen and Conlin. Like most surnames, it is sometimes used as a first name.
In the Name of the Son, The Gerry Conlon Story by Richard O’Rawe ‘is a salutary and important book’ A harrowing story without hagiography, it also shows how our nearest neighbour has not yet...