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Kushi Amlak-Sakhu has been a volunteer with 4WardEver UK since 2007/2008. He assists with researching information and submitting them for inclusion on the website, and manages other on-line resources developed by 4WardEver and its associate organisations. 4WardEver UK was launched in 2006 by Tippa Naphtali the cousin of Mikey Powell, who died in the custody of West Midlands police, Birmingham, UK in September 2003.

Time the entire world barred capital punishment

Time the entire world barred capital punishment

In the Grassmarket in central Edinburgh, a round stone known as the “shadow of the gibbet” marks the site’s history as an execution spot. While capital punishment continued in Britain…

Family of teen shot and killed by police sues NYC

Family of teen shot and killed by police sues NYC

The family of 16-year-old Kimani "Kiki" Gray, whose fatal shooting by police last year sparked days of protests has filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit against New York City. His…

EU must help Italy with migrant influx

EU must help Italy with migrant influx

The EU must help Italy to deal with a dramatic upsurge in migrants and refugees, the UN's refugee agency (UNHCR) has warned. The UNHCR said as many as 6,000 migrants…

The bitter legacy of Western intervention in Afghanistan

The bitter legacy of Western intervention in Afghanistan

The majority of Afghans welcomed the overthrow of the fundamentalist Taliban in 2001. Latifa Ahmady, director of the Organisation for Promoting Afghan Women’s Capabilities (OPAWC), was one those celebrating their…

All out for Mumia Abu-Jamal’s 60th birthday

All out for Mumia Abu-Jamal’s 60th birthday

On April 24, political prisoner and world-renowned journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal turns 60. He has spent over half his life in solitary confinement on Pennsylvania’s death row, and most recently, since…

We’re still living in the shadow of Rwanda and its genocide

We’re still living in the shadow of Rwanda and its genocide

We live, 20 years after the murder of an estimated 800,000 people, in the shadow of Rwanda. And this weekend, on the anniversary of the start of the Rwanda genocide,…

Why states are heading away from death penalty

Why states are heading away from death penalty

Since February’s announcement by Gov. Jay Inslee of his moratorium on capital punishment, there has been refreshed interest in the pros-and-cons conversation. In 1972, the U.S. Supreme Court placed a…

Egyptian court convicts four police officers over prisoner deaths

Egyptian court convicts four police officers over prisoner deaths

An Egyptian court has convicted four policemen over the deaths of 37 Islamists while in police custody. The incident occurred during a crackdown on supporters of toppled President Mohammed Morsi…

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