Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollections

The World : Ulster Hunger Strike Ends

January 07, 1986

Three Irish nationalist prisoners ended a monthlong hunger strike in Northern Ireland, officials said. The three inmates in Maze prison near Belfast accepted food after one said he was told that the appeal of his murder conviction will be heard, according to a member of the British Parliament who met with the prisoners. Ulster officials said no concessions were granted to the members of the Irish National Liberation Army, a splinter group of the outlawed Irish Republican Army. The three are among 27 nationalists who were convicted in a non-jury trial of murder and other crimes based on the uncorroborated testimony of a self-confessed murderer who turned police informer. Ten Irish nationalist prisoners starved themselves to death in 1971.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|