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For immediate release: Friday 8 Junho 2012
National Fathers Day Vigils to Remember All That Have Died in Custody
17de Junho 2012 between 12noon to 3pm
At locations throughout the UK
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A number of peaceful vigils will be taking place around the country on the same date and time in remembrance of fathers that have died in various forms of custody.
The vigils were initially triggered by the family of Wayne Hamilton from Sheffield. Wayne, idoso 24, was found dead in a Sheffield canal on 16th June 2010. He had been reported missing by his worried family on 11th June when a friend rang them to say the last time he had seen Wayne he was running off with police officers chasing him.
A number of other campaigns and family groupings in other cities have replicated the use of a Father’s Day event to remember those that have died in various forms of custody in the United Kingdom and as a show of national solidarity.
These peaceful vigils will be taking place in Manchester, Birmingham, Central London, Brixton, Tottenham, Sheffield, Slough, High Wycombe and a number of other locations across the country. Not all are confirmed or detailed in the following.
These vigils will take place on 17th June 2012 between 12noon to 3pm
The events are supported by The United Families & Campanha Amigos (UFFC). UFFC is a national coalition of families affected by deaths in police, prisão, psychiatric and immigration custody or detention.
Context to the vigils:
Campaigns demanding justice for those who have died in police and other custody joined forces to launch an ambitious petition on 20th January 2012 exigindo maiores mudanças no sistema de justiça criminal. A petição exige a substituição da Comissão Independente de Queixas da Polícia com um órgão verdadeiramente independente da polícia, ea suspensão de policiais envolvidos em mortes sob custódia para a duração de qualquer investigação.
Outras demandas incluem processos automáticos de oficiais seguintes veredictos matança ilegal eo direito à não-testados meios de assistência jurídica para as famílias daqueles que morrem.
The Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody report published in 2011 estados: no total, houve 5,998 mortes registradas para o 11 anos a partir 2000 para 2010. Esta é uma média de 545 mortes por ano. Apesar do fato de não ter sido 11 ilegal veredictos matando desde 1990 nunca houve um processo bem-sucedido
Saqib Deshmukh, Justice for Habib ‘Paps’ Ullah said; We have joined other campaigns that are marking Father’s Day so people can understand what impact a death in custody can have on families and in particular children. Habib’s own children and in particular his oldest daughter have been active in the campaign and we have worked hard to make sure that they are involved and they get the answers to why he died and see justice being done.
Tippa Naftali, Mikey Campanha Powell & 4WardEver UK said; This has got to stop. Family campaigners need to take matters into our hands in a manner more unprecedented than anything seen before. We need to adopt intelligent and collaborative responses, working with a single vision and strategy.
Jan Butler Mother of Lloyd Butler said; My son died whilst in the ‘care’ of the police on 4th August 2010. You cannot change some things; you cannot turn back the clock. In life there is a certain guarantee that we all one by one will some day die, but as a mother you do not expect to bury your children first. I am going to take part and share my support with other families and friends whose loved one has died in custody – the fight goes on.
Susan Alexander, Mother of Azelle Rodney said; It is now approaching 8 years since my son Azelle Rodney was killed by the Met Police in April 2005, shot 7 times in the face, neck and back. Over the years we have cried, campaigned, walked alongside hundreds of other bereaved families and often alone seeking answers, the truth and justice. We are now entering into a public inquiry (Setembro 2012). The Fathers Day Vigil is another opportunity to show a united front… we’ve got to keep moving on.