A hunger strike began in the notorious H-blocks of the Maze Prison
, Belfast, among young men convicted of terrorist violence, who already spent four years wearing wraps, not clothes, in a Blanket and...
5 May 1981
, a member of the Provisional IRA
, died in the Maze Prison
near Belfast, where for two months he had been leading his final hunger strike.
“1981: Bobby Sands dies in prison”. BBC On this day.