Bobby Sands

Standard Name: Sands, Bobby


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27 October 1980
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
Bobby Sands , 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.