Sunday 25 June 2017

Letters: Innocent lives destroyed in crime against humanity

Gerry Conlon: innocent
Gerry Conlon: innocent

Gerry Conlon's death brought back memories that were becoming slightly hazy.

When you think of the inhuman incarceration of the Guildford Four, the Birmingham Six, the Maguire Seven, and describing their imprisonment as miscarriages of justice, those words do not seem strong enough to properly express the pain that could not be seen, the hurt that could not be felt, the day after day of mental anguish that culminated in countless lives of innocent prisoners and their wider families being destroyed.

A crime against humanity would be a more appropriate term, and the proper context within which to view these horrific events.

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