I remember the film starring Peter Postlethwaite and Daniel Day Lewis(along with Emma Thompson) and was absolutely appalled at the evident duplicity of the crown, the police, the military and the government(who absolutely did not want their case reviewed or found to be unsafe). I further read the three ring circus surrounding the Lockerbie trial of that poor innocent man Abdelmaset Al Megrahi. It has been acknowledged for some time that our judiciary is compromised, but the extent is not known. Feraday and Hayes should both have been serving prison terms for their part in producing/fabricating false evidence leading to wrongful convictions.
“Exactly the same forensic scientists who produced the wrongful conviction of Guiseppe Conlon, the Maguire family and of Danny McNamee, and had been stood down for the role they played. Yet here they were. Without them, there wouldn’t have been a prosecution, far less a conviction in Lockerbie.”
“What shocked me most was that I thought that all that had been gone through on Guildford and Birmingham, the one thing that had been achieved was that nobody would be convicted again on bad science. But yet in the Lockerbie case, it isn’t just the same bad science, it is the same bad scientists.”
Gareth Peirce — Solicitor for the Guildford Four and the Birmingham Six
In the Name of the Father is a 1993 Irish-British-American biographical courtroom drama film co-written and directed by Jim Sheridan. It is based on the true life story of the Guildford Four, four people falsely…
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