IRR News 11-17 October 2013

IRR News 11-17 October 2013

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Dear IRR News subscriber,

This week, Frances Webber reports on an important Supreme Court ruling on the denial of citizenship. The latest issue of Race & Class has been published and features an article by Professor Phil Scraton: ‘The legacy of Hillsborough: liberating truth to power’. We were also sad to learn of the death of Jessica Huntley, a pioneer in the field of black publishing.

In news from across the UK, an unnamed witness has suggested that a police officer allegedly removed a gun from the minicab Mark Duggan had been travelling in after police shot him dead. The family of Philmore Mills are waiting to see if the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) will charge any police officers in connection with his death in Wexham Park hospital in Slough.

There were eleven arrests at the EDL demonstration in Bradford at the weekend. And a court has been hearing how a teenage EDL member wanted to attack a mosque after he was subjected to homophobic bullying by his brother. And the EDL’s ex-leader, Tommy Robinson has avoided a trial for breaching his bail conditions after the CPS ruled there was insufficient evidence.

Harmit Athwal

Edior, IRR News

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