Gerry Conlon, wrongfully convicted of an IRA bombing in the 1970s, dies at 60

By Matt Schudel, June 21, 2014

Gerry Conlon, whose conviction was overturned after he served 14 years in British prisons for a deadly Irish Republican Army terrorist bombing in the 1970s, and whose ordeal was depicted in the film “In the Name of the Father,” died June 21 at his home in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He was 60.

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