Dear IRR News subscriber,
This week we are publicising a forthcoming public meeting, hosted by the IRR and the Mannheim Centre for the Study of Criminology and Criminal Justice (LSE), on campaigns to uncover the truth about deaths linked to the actions of the state. The main speaker at the meeting, on 27 November 2013, is Professor Phil Scraton, a member of the Hillsborough Independent Panel and the primary author of its ground-breaking report. We would also like to draw your attention to an important meeting by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Gypsies, Travellers and Roma on 28 October 2013, on anti-Roma racism, discrimination and stigmatisation.
And in news from across the UK, a far-right supporter has appeared at the Old Bailey, accused of stockpiling homemade bombs and other weapons in preparation for a ‘Columbine-inspired’ attack, three Asian men have been hospitalised in Glasgow after being beaten in a vicious racist attack, and a 41-year-old man in Liverpool has been accused in court of plotting to blow up two local mosques.