Gerry was a friend and inspiration to JENGbA and is deeply missed. Gerry taught us never to give up fighting injustice and about dignity in the face of extreme prejudice and outright hostility. If people like Lord Denning, who abandoned the principles of Blackstone's Formulation to preserve the "infallibility" of English Law had their way, Gerry and many others would still be rotting in prison...or dangling from the end of a hangman's rope. Thank you, Gerry, for helping JENGbA to campaign for Fair Justice and for an end to the legal abuse of Joint Enterprise.
This obituary is taken from The Guardian and was written by Gareth Peirce. Gareth, the senior partner at Birnberg Peirce and Partners, is Shaker Aamer's solicitor. In 30 years as a lawyer she has represented the Guildford Four and the Birmingham Six; the family of Jean Charles de Menezes, who was shot dead at Stockwell tube station in a bungled terrorism raid; and Moazzam Begg, who was detained in Guantánamo Bay.