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Bobby Sands
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Died

: 05 May 1981

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  • Robert Gerard Sands, commonly known as Bobby Sands, was an Irish member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army who died on hunger strike while imprisoned at HM Prison Maze
When did Bobby Sands die? / Died05 May 1981

Bobby Sands facts


  • 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 to the British Parliament as an Anti H-Block candidate
  • His death and those of nine other hunger strikers were followed by a new surge of Provisional IRA recruitment and activity
  • International media coverage brought attention to the hunger strikers, and the republican movement in general, attracting both praise and criticism


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