He has lodged papers with the Court of Appeal, with a hearing is due to take place in the Autumn.
The Northern Ireland Court Service confirmed: “Gerard Adams is appealing against two convictions for attempting to escape from detention in the 1970s.” Internment without trial for those suspected of being involved in violence was introduced in 1971 by Northern Ireland prime minister Brian Faulkner.
Mr Adams has started appeal proceedings in Belfast over incidents which occurred while he was interned without trial in the Maze Prison in the 1970s.
The Sinn Féin president said he is appealing against convictions he received in 1975 in two separate Diplock Court trials – cases tried by a judge sitting without a jury – relating to two attempts to escape from internment.
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Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has launched a legal bid to overturn two historical convictions for attempting to escape from prison.