Register of Racism and Resistance (RRR)

 

Welcome to the IRR’s Register of Racism and Resistance (RRR). Here you will find archived calendar entries dating back to 2014. Use the filtered search functions in the right sidebar or simply type a keyword, place or name into the search box below.

Belgian authorities repatriate Islamic State-linked women, and their children, from Syria
21 June 22
Belgian authorities repatriate six Belgian women and sixteen children, aged 12 and under, from a camp in Syria, in the largest operation of its kind since the defeat of IS in 2019. The women have been sentenced to jail in their absence for links with IS, and on arrival are taken into custody, while their children are taken into care.
Source: Euronews
Category: POLICING | PRISONS | CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Country: Belgium
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Campaigners to hold protest against Met for hosting Israeli police delegation
21 June 22
Palestinian solidarity campaigners hold a vigil outside a Hackney police station to protest the Met’s decision to welcome a police delegation from Israel to the area, just days after the fatal shooting of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh and an attack on mourners at her funeral.
Source: Morning Star
Category: POLICING | PRISONS | CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Country: UK
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London man who died after being shot with Taser was holding firelighter
21 June 22
The IOPC says that Oladeji Adeyemi Omishore, who fell into the Thames near Chelsea and died after being tasered by the police, was carrying a firelighter, and not a screwdriver as indicated at the time in a Met press release. Omishore’s family had previously condemned disinformation about the death.
Source: Guardian
Category: POLICING | PRISONS | CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Country: UK
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Teenager brings complaint against Met police over alleged racist stereotyping
20 June 22
A Black teenager brings what is believed to be the first case of its kind against the Metropolitan police for a failure in their duty to protect, saying he was racially stereotyped and falsely accused of being involved in gang violence, while he was actually kidnapped and beaten up by the gang the Met falsely believed he belonged to.
Source: Guardian
Category: POLICING | PRISONS | CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Country: UK
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Ministers creating ‘hostile environment’ for protesters, say MPs
17 June 22
The Joint Committee on Human Rights warns that the Public Order Bill, which increases stop and search powers, creates serious disruption prevention orders and a new offence of ‘locking on’, risks creating a hostile environment for peaceful protest.
Source: Guardian
Category: POLICING | PRISONS | CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Country: UK
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Border police discipline 11 Schiphol officers in Whatsapp discrimination probe
16 June 22
11 military police officers deployed at Schiphol airport in the Netherlands are disciplined (one is sacked) after an internal investigation found they had sent ‘discriminatory stickers’ in a WhatsApp group.
Source: Dutch News
Category: POLICING | PRISONS | CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Country: Netherlands
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Thames Valley police apologise for man’s heroin death in custody
15 June 22
Thames Valley Police admit to breaching the European Convention on Human Rights’ right to life through failure to comply with operational procedures on drugs, and apologise to the family of Leroy Junior Medford, accepting that his death in April 2017 after he ingested drugs in his police cell was ‘avoidable’.
Source: Guardian
Category: POLICING | PRISONS | CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Country: UK
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Child Q: four Met police officers facing investigation over strip-search
15 June 22
Four Metropolitan police officers are served with gross misconduct notices in the case of teenager Child Q, strip-searched at an east London school in 2020.
Source: Guardian
Category: POLICING | PRISONS | CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Country: UK
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US slaps sanctions on Russian, Swedish far-right extremists
15 June 22
The US imposes terrorist sanctions on two members of the Russian Imperial Movement, also designating Swedish white nationalist Anton Thulin, who has a conviction for setting off a bomb near a refugee centre after allegedly having paramilitary training in Russia.
Source: France 24
Category: POLICING | PRISONS | CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Country: Sweden, Russia
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Anti-fascist protesters rally in Greece during Golden Dawn appeal trial
15 June 22
Anti-fascists rally outside an Athens Court in Greece as an appeal against prison terms against four Golden Dawn members is cut short following a bomb threat. Sentencing will be announced on 6 July.
Source: Euronews
Category: POLICING | PRISONS | CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Country: Greece
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Police officer jailed for sending racist memes about George Floyd’s death on WhatsApp groups
14 June 22
Former West Mercia police officer James Watt is jailed for sharing grossly offensive material, including memes mocking the death of George Floyd to several WhatsApp groups and over Facebook Messenger. The trial reveals that the Crown Prosecution Service had decided not to charge Watts, which led to an appeal by the IOPC.
Source: BirminghamLive
Category: POLICING | PRISONS | CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Country: UK
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Slovakia to compensate Romani victims of police brutality after nine years of judicial procedures
14 June 22
The European Roma Rights Centre welcomes the decision by the Slovakian government to accept a European Court of Human Rights ruling and compensate eight victims of a 2013 police raid on a Romani community in Moldava nad Bodvou. Some of the Romani, now exonerated, had been sentenced for perjury after protesting police brutality.
Source: Romea
Category: POLICING | PRISONS | CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Country: Slovakia
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Ryan Colaço: Police forced to apologise after smashing car window of man who accused officers of racism
13 June 22
While not admitting racial discrimination, City of London police apologise to TV location manager Ryan Colaço for a May 2020 drugs stop and search when the window of his car was shattered by a police officer, following which he was strip-searched in a police station. No drugs were found.
Source: Independent
Category: POLICING | PRISONS | CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Country: UK
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Met police: Black knife amnesty campaigner ‘illegally strip-searched’ at Charing Cross police station
13 June 22
Anti-knife crime campaigner Faron Paul launches a legal action against the Metropolitan police in relation to an incident last year in which he says he was assaulted, subjected to a cavity search and left naked in a cell at Charing Cross police station.
Source: Independent
Category: POLICING | PRISONS | CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Country: UK
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Greek Ombudsman – 308 cases of abuse by police registered in 2021
11 June 22
The Greek Ombudsman reveals that 308 complaints were made against police in 2021 for targeting mostly young people, on ethnic, race or national grounds. No adequate investigation took place in the majority of cases. Where the Ombudsman recommended sanctions, penalties were trivial.
Source: Keep Talking Greece
Category: POLICING | PRISONS | CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Country: UK
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