‘Justice… it concerns us all’
(This year’s March and Events)
We are delighted to confirm that Gerry Conlon (Guildford 4) is travelling to Derry to launch this year’s Bloody Sunday march and programme of events alongside Liam Wray, brother of Jim who was murdered on the day. The launch will be chaired by Bernadette McAliskey.
If anyone knows why justice concerns us all its Gerry Conlon. He along with his late Father Guiseppe and three others were sentenced to life imprisonment for their alleged part in the IRA bombings of public houses in Guilford and Woolwich in 1974. Although it soon became very clear that the case against all the defendants was fundamentally flawed all would spend many years in various British prisons.
Since his release Gerry has been an outspoken advocate for victims of the British justice system and for victims of injustice right across the world.
He has recently spoken on platforms with the family of Chelsea (Bradley) Manning who is serving 35 years imprisonment in Ft. Levenwroth Kansas, for courageously exposing the horrors of the endless U.S. ‘war on terror’.
Gerry will underscore why, 42 years after the events of January 1972, it’s still important to march in support of the demand for justice for the victims of Bloody Sunday.
2:00pm Tuesday, January 7th 2014, Alexandra Suite, City Hotel
We released a Statement to the press