IRR News 2-8 August 2013

IRR News 2-8 August 2013

Written by: admin

Dear IRR News subscriber,

This week we have reports from two events; the commemoration of the Roma Holocaust and a meeting in Tottenham where Joy Gardner and Mark Duggan were remembered.

In news from across the UK, the family of, Kamlesh Ruparelia, killed by a single punch in a racist attack, have called on the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to reconsider reopening the case.

The CPS has also delayed its decision as to whether anyone should face charges in connection with the mix-up of the body of Christopher Alder. A police officer known only as ‘E7’ has applied for a judicial review of a verdict reached by a former judge that he had no lawful justification for shooting Azelle Rodney in April 2005.

And finally, the coroner who oversaw the inquest into the death of Jimmy Mubenga, who died after being restrained by three G4S guards, has issued a damning rule 43 report, finding ‘pervasive racism’ amongst G4S detention custody officers.

Harmit Athwal

Editor, IRR News

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