RIP Gerry Conlon

Gerry Conlon of the Guildford Four, whose long struggle for justice in the face of his wrongful conviction and imprisonment for the Guildford pub bombings in 1974 was depicted and immortalised in the 1993 movie In The Name of the Father, has passed away at 60.

Upon being released from prison in 1989 Gerry dedicated himself to fighting against the wrongful convictions of others, becoming a tireless campaigner for justice as he struggled to come to terms with his own traumatic experience having spent 15 years in prison an innocent man.

He was a courageous human being of profound humility whose story and struggle inspired people all over the world.

Thoughts go out to his friends and loved ones at this tragic news.