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- DescriptionIn this book the author chronicles the abuse by the British state of emergency laws: harassment and intimidation of civilians; injuries and deaths caused by rubber and plastic bullets; collusion between British security forces, British intelligence and loyalist paramilitaries; unjust killings and murders by the security forces; excessive punishments and degrading strip-searches in prisons - abuses igred by all but a handful of individuals and civil rights organisations.
- Author BiographyBobby Sands was an Irish volunteer of the Provisional Irish Republican Army and member of the United Kingdom Parliament who died on hunger strike while in HM Prison Maze. He was the leader of the 1981 hunger strike in which Irish republican prisoners protested against the removal of Special Category Status. During his strike he was elected as a member of the United Kingdom Parliament as an Anti H-Block/Armagh Political Prisoner candidate. His death resulted in a new surge of IRA recruitment and activity. International media coverage brought attention to the hunger strikers, and the Republican movement in general, attracting both praise and criticism.
- Author(s)Bobby Sands
- PublisherThe Mercier Press Ltd
- Date of Publication01/01/1998
- SubjectAutobiography: Historical, Political & Military
- Place of PublicationCork
- Country of PublicationIreland
- ImprintThe Mercier Press Ltd
- Weight295 g
- Width135 mm
- Height215 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Foreword byGerry Adams
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
- Edition StatementNew edition
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