IRR News 3 May-9 May 2013

IRR News 3 May-9 May 2013

Written by: admin

Dear IRR News subscriber,

This week, we report on an inquest which is due to start next week into the death of Jimmy Mubenga who died after being restrained by three G4S guards in October 2010. We also have a report from Sweden on the dangers posed by a police operation to pursue, detain and deport undocumented migrants.

And in news from across the UK, the Crown Prosecution Service is considering whether mortuary staff in Hull should face charges after they missed ten opportunities to identify that a mistake had been made over the body of Grace Kamara. It was in fact, Christopher Alder, who died in police custody in 1998; his sister believes that there was ‘malicious intent’ in the mix-up.

New research has found that young people are more likely to be stopped and searched if they are from a BME community or if they associate with people on police databases of gang members. And a 14-year-old boy has been arrested following a racist attack on two women in Edinburgh in which the assailant tried to remove their headscarves.

Finally the BNP is calling on its members to breed more after failing to win a single seat in the local elections.

Harmit Athwal

Editor, IRR News

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