Open Letter

Richard Lewis, aka Dic Penderyn, was born and spent his childhood in Aberavon. He is also buried in Aberavon, having been involved in the Merthyr Uprisings and subsequently put to death by the authorities on the basis of a trial that is widely believed to be a tragic miscarriage of justice.

Dic Penderyn was an innocent man and therefore I am calling for a full pardon of Richard Lewis, a “Martyr of the Welsh Working Class”. You can join me and Aberavon's Michael Sheen and Rob Brydon in calling for the pardon by signing the open letter using the link below