Frank Keane the National Organiser of Saor Éire spent a year in Brixton jail awaiting extradition proceedings to Ireland, for his alleged involvement in the killing of a policeman. He would eventually stand trial in Dublin and be acquitted. To publicise the case and gather finance the Frank Keane Defence Fund was stet up in Dublin by people like Maìrin Keegan and Rayner Lysaght. The Frank Keane Defence Committee was established London by Sean Matgamna, Liam Daltun and Peter Graham.
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