IRA miscarriage cases

New hope for Birmingham Six

The Observer, October 27 1985

Six Irishmen who have spent 11 years in prison for the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings may have been wrongly convicted, innocent victims of a simple scientific error.

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Pressure builds over 17 wrongful convictions in IRA cases

The Observer, June 29 1986

The Home Secretary, Mr Douglas Hurd, is coming under increasing pressure to launch formal inquiry into three IRA terrorist trials where, it is now widely claimed, 17 people were wrongly convicted and given lengthy jail sentences.

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The Guildford Four - evidence of their innocence

The Observer magazine, June 29 1986
with Ros Franey

It is now nearly 12 years since the Provisional IRA bombed three pubs in Guildford and Woolwich, killing seven and injuring 92. The three men and a woman who were convicted are now serving the longest jail sentences in Britain. But the case is not closed. They still protest their innocence, the IRA still disowns them and their lawyer is still fighting to free them. A joint inquiry by The Observer...

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