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DEATH OF GERRY CONLON OF THE GUILDFORD FOUR

EDM (Early Day Motion) 168: tabled on 24 June 2014

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 23 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes with regret that Mr Gerry Conlon, who was wrongly convicted of being an IRA bomber and imprisoned for 14 years, died on 21 June 2014; remembers that his conviction was based on the intimidation of witnesses and the suppression of evidence; expresses sympathy for his suffering during his time in prison, when he was subjected to solitary confinement and torture, and after he was released, when he experienced trauma resulting from the ill-treatment he endured while in prison; celebrates his achievements after being released, when he campaigned for other victims of miscarriages of justice and human rights abuses around the world; further notes with approval that in 2005 Tony Blair apologised for the ordeal and injustice Gerry Conlon suffered; regrets that the police officers who falsified evidence against Gerry Conlon never stood trial, and that Gerry Conlon did not believe that he received justice; further notes that there is a 75-year immunity order on the case; offers Gerry Conlon's family and friends condolences on their loss; further expresses the hope that the miscarriage of justice which Gerry Conlon suffered from will serve as a reminder of the importance of fair trials and access to justice for all, as Gerry Conlon campaigned for; and further expresses the belief that terrorism cannot be fought by eroding human rights.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.