2012 march against custody deaths

August 29, 2012 in Civil Unrest, Protest, Events by UFFC Admin

By Families, For Families

Saturday 27th October 2012 – 12.30pm
Assemble: South side of Nelsons Column, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN

UNITED FAMILIES & FRIENDS CAMPAIGN (UFFC) PROTEST & RALLY AGAINST CUSTODY DEATHS AND ABUSE!

Silent Procession along Whitehall – Noisy Protest at Downing Street!

ALL WELCOME – BRING YOUR CAMPAIGN’S / GROUP’S BANNER

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The United Families and Friends Campaign (UFFC) is a coalition of families and friends of those that have died in the custody of police and prison officers as well as those who are killed in secure psychiatric hospitals. It includes the families of Roger Sylvester, Leon Patterson, Rocky Bennett, Alton Manning, Christopher Alder, Brian Douglas, Joy Gardner, Aseta Simms, Ricky Bishop, Paul Jemmott, Harry Stanley, Glenn Howard, Mikey Powell, Jason McPherson, Lloyd Butler, Azelle Rodney, Sean Rigg, Habib Ullah, Olaseni Lewis, David Emmanuel (aka Smiley Culture), Kingsley Burrell, Demetre Fraser, Mark Duggan and Anthony Paul Grainger to name but a few.

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Azelle Rodney public inquiry starts 3 September 2012

August 25, 2012 in Custody Deaths & Abuse, Reform & Corruption by Tippa Naphtali

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published: May 2012

Azelle Rodney was shot on the street in broad daylight, in cold blood, at point blank range by the Met Police in April 2005. This was a shocking act by the Met Police, who until now have not been put on trial. Azelle’s family have been fighting for Justice for 7 years now, and approaching 8. Azelle still lies in an unmarked grave because the police declined to cover costs for this knowing that in particular one of their officers killed my son.

It has been a long journey and Azelle’s family thank you all for your continuing support and are asking for you to circulate this throughout your networks to remind people of what happened. This case has not received the publicity it deserves throughout the media, but it is hope that through and the campaign pages this can be done.

PLEASE PUT THIS DATE IN YOUR DIARY!

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Invitation : Medical Justice annual review and discussion

August 25, 2012 in Events, Prison Deaths & Abuse by Larry Fedja

provided by: Medical Justice
published: August 2012

Immigration Detention Deaths – End The Impunity!

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6.00pm Wednesday 5th September 2012 – doors open 5.30pm
Community hall, Athlone Street, London NW5

  • Speakers Include:

  • Emma Mlotshwa - Co-ordinator, Medical Justice : campaigning to prevent further injury and death
  • Ex-detainee - experience of being locked in when fellow detainees died
  • Dr Ben Robinson - Trustee, Medical Justice : effect of lethal conditions in detention
  • Mark Scott - Bhatt Murphy Solicitors, acting for Jimmy Mubenga’s family : legal and other challenges

Discussion : what can be done to prevent further injury and death ?

News that G4S guards, at whose hands Jimmy Mubenga died during deportation, would not face criminal charges made many feel like G4S had been given a license to kill.

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