Ann Clwyd
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Dic Penderyn 'wrongly executed' after Merthyr Rising

A miner hanged for stabbing a soldier in a 19th Century industrial rebellion should be pardoned, MPs have been told.

Richard Lewis - known as Dic Penderyn - is regarded by many as a working class martyr for his part in the 1831 Merthyr Rising.

Presenting a petition to the House of Commons, Cynon Valley MP Ann Clwyd said there was a "strong feeling" in Wales that Lewis was wrongly executed and should have his named cleared.

The decision lies in the hands of Justice Secretary Michael Gove.

  • 30 Jun 2015