Hunger striker and INLA volunteer Patsy O’Hara. On Thursday, 21 May, at 11.29 p.m., he died after 61 days on hunger strike at the age of 23. In accordance with his wishes, his parents did not get him the medical intervention needed to save his life.. ***___*** http://www.hungerstrikes.org/funerals/ohara_funeral03.jpg
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Bobby Sands under arrest. Sands became the face of the second hunger protest. He and nine others died of starvation trying to obtain recognition of their political status as prisoners from the Thatcher government. The link contains stories posted by family members who lost loved ones during the war.
A prison photo of Patsy O'Hara taken during a six month incarceration period in 1975, which was released only in 2009 with a family request. O'Hara died on day 61 of a prison hunger strike in 1981 at the age of 23. He is only 18 in this photograph.
Belfast Women banging out the news of the death of one of the Hunger Strikers. This image was later used by mural artists to depict women in the struggle.
The Ten 1981 Hunger Strike martyrs - From left to right, clockwise: Bobby Sands, Francis Hughes, Ray McCreesh, Patsy O'Hara, Joe McDonnell, Martin Hurson, Kevin Lynch, Kieran Doherty, Thomas McElwee, Michael Devine.
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Mickey Devine: The Irish Hunger Strikers of Long Kesh Prison - H Block