IRR News 19-25 July 2013

IRR News 19-25 July 2013

Written by: admin

Dear IRR News subscriber,

This week, we have a report on how violent anti-Roma demonstrations are occurring on a weekly basis in the Czech Republic and news from France where campaigners say police harassment sparked the ‘riots’ at Trappes.

We also have a review of a new play (that is only on for a few more days), a combination of documentary and theatre, which examines the impact of the cuts and I’ve written a comment article on a new Home Office pilot scheme that has been widely condemned.

In news from across the UK, Ukrainian student Pavlo Lapshyn, has been charged with the terror-related murder of 82-year-old Mohammed Saleem in Small Heath, Birmingham and further terrorism offences related to explosions at three mosques in the Midlands. Police in Liverpool have also released CCTV footage of a racist attack in which an Anfield shopkeeper was set alight.

And finally, there is a good comment article by Stafford Scott who asks when can black communities expect justice?

Harmit Athwal

Editor, IRR News

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