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Robert Gerard Sands (1954-1981) *27

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Birth date: 9 March,  , Tuesday

Lived: 9919 days = 27 years

Death date: 5 May, , Tuesday

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Robert Gerard Sands

was a member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army who died on hunger strike while imprisoned at HM Prison Maze.

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Birth of Robert Gerard Sands

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    Tuesday
  • Birth Anniversary:

     in 307 days
  • Time since birth: 

    24530 days = 67 years

Death of Robert Gerard Sands

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  • Died at Age:

    27 years
  • Day of Death:

    Tuesday
  • Death Anniversary:

     in 364 days
  • Time since death: 

    14611 days = 40 years

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    male
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    9919 days
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was a member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army who died on hunger strike while imprisoned at HM Prison Maze.

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 was 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. Sands died on 5 May 1981 in Maze prison hospital after 66 days of hunger-striking, aged 27. The original pathologist's report recorded the hunger strikers' causes of death as "self-imposed starvation", later amended to simply "starvation" after protests from the dead strikers' families. The coroner recorded verdicts of "starvation, self-imposed".

The announcement of Sands's death prompted several days of rioting in nationalist areas of Northern Ireland. A milkman, Eric Guiney, and his son, Desmond, died as a result of injuries sustained when their milk float crashed after being stoned by rioters in a predominantly nationalist area of north Belfast. Over 100,000 people lined the route of Sands's funeral and he was buried in the 'New Republican Plot' alongside 76 others. Their grave is maintained and cared for by the National Graves Association, Belfast. Sands was a Member of the Westminster Parliament for 25 days, though he never took his seat or the oath.

In response to a question in the House of Commons on 5 May 1981, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher said, "Mr. Sands was a convicted criminal. He chose to take his own life. It was a choice that his organisation did not allow to many of its victims".

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