IRR News 14-20 June 2013

IRR News 14-20 June 2013

Written by: admin

Dear IRR News subscriber,

This week, the IRR’s Jon Burnett and Liz Fekete discuss the hate crime agenda in Race & Class’ first radio show and we report on racially motivated attacks and convictions over May/June 2013. And a comment piece by Frances Webber assesses how the ‘high-profile deportation of a suspected, but unconvicted, serial rapist opens the door to the risk of serious injustice‘.

We also have a long overdue digest of new reports and publications, early day motions, petitions etc which can be downloaded here (word doc, 147kb).

And in news from across the UK, a police officer has been cleared of perverting the course of justice after allegedly making false statements about the arrest of an anti-fascist at an EDL demonstration in Bolton in March 2010. MIND has found that 40,000 incidents of physical restraint on mental health patients in England were recorded in one year and more than 3,000 occurred in the ‘dangerous’ face-down position.

And finally, I’d like to apologise if you have received old News Service emails this week – we have been experiencing a few problems with the IRR email system.

Harmit Athwal

Editor, IRR News

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