Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Guildford Four convictions quashed

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
1989 The Guildford Four convictions were finally quashed by the UK Court of Appeal – they had spent 15 years in prison through a miscarriage of justice.

The Guildford Four were four people from Northern Ireland who were wrongly convicted in the United Kingdom in 1975 for the Provisional IRA's Guildford pub bombing, which killed five and injured hundreds people. The convictions stood despite Joe McAndrew, one of the actual terrorist bombers, subsequently admitting to the bombing.

Falsely convicted man Gerry Conlon's autobiography Proved Innocent was adapted into the Oscar- and Bafta-award winning 1993 film In the Name of the Father, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson and Pete Postlethwaite ...

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