Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 18 September 2014

History of trials not a good one

YOUR correspondent 'Law abider' (Write Back, March 8) asks: 'If Sinn Fein really believed that John Downey was totally innocent, why did they not let the trial run its course and, once he was legally proved innocent, he could have sued for wrongful arrest and unfair detention?'

Let me see where to begin. How about the Maguire Seven, the Birmingham Six, the Guildford Four, Judith Ward and Guiseppe Conlon for a start?

More, if you wish, from both sides of the Irish Sea.

TOM COOPER

Dublin

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