New Cases on 4WardEverUK: June 2010

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Thanks to our dedicated volunteer team and input from other parties, we have added new case profiles to the website.

Our broad purpose is to provide a one-stop-resource for profiles, news, and event details, useful information, appeals, and more in relation to deaths and abuse whilst in custody; including the death penalty, other injustices and human rights abuses in the UK and internationally.

Please Note: Not all cases listed here occurred recently. We are continuously adding to profiles featured on this website.

Aiyana Jones
7-year-old Aiyana Jones was asleep on a living room sofa when she was shot once in the neck after a Detroit Police Special Response Team executed a no-knock search warrant on 15th  May 2010. Aiyana’s father, Charles Jones, said; “I saw them (police) running with my daughter out of the house. They had my mother on the floor, and they just kept me there for like two hours, I knew it was bad.”


Akmal Shaikh
Akmal Shaikh was executed at 10.30am local time on December 29 in Urumqi, China. The Beijing regime’s ambassador to Britain, Fu Ying, was hauled into the Foreign Office hours after the British-born alledged heroin smuggler Akmal Shaikh, aged 53, was executed by lethal injection in the Chinese city of Urumqi. He was the first European to be executed in China for more than 50 years.


Anthony Patrick Nolan
Anthony Nolan had always protested his innocence and kept fighting over the years. He was found dead in his jail cell just three days before Christmas. The press release that was issued from the Ministry of Justice is bland and does not tally with the phone calls MOJUK has had from prisoners in HMP Kingston, who more than suspected that prison negligence, contributed to Anthony’s death.


Darell Lomax
My name is Darrell Lomax. I am currently condemned to Death Row at San Quentin, California State Prison. I was judged guilty in September 1996 in the Long Beach Superior Court for the alleged crime of robbery and murder. I did not commit these crimes, nor did I have knowledge of them. I have been wrongfully convicted and condemned to death. I believe the evidence in my case will support my innocence.


Debra Jean Milke
Debra Jean Milke has been sitting on Arizona’s death row for nearly 20 years, largely because a police detective said she confessed to plotting her 4-year-old son’s murder. She was convicted solely on the spurious testimony of a detective who said that Debra confessed to complicity in the murder of her 4 year old son.


Reuben ‘Hurricane’ Carter
“I’m not in jail for committing murder. I’m in jail partly because I’m a black man in America, where the powers that be will only allow a black man to be an entertainer or a criminal.” – Rubin Carter, Penthouse Interview, 1975. For those of us of a certain generation, the song “Hurricane” by Bob Dylan served both to immortalize the story of Rubin “Hurricane” Carter and to symbolize the injustice of racism. In 1966, against the backdrop of the civil rights movement, the up-and-coming boxer, Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, was accused and convicted of the murders of three whites in a Paterson, New Jersey bar.


Stephen Bartman
An inquest jury has said that management procedures at Bristol Prison were “seriously flawed”, after hearing how a man hanged himself at the jail. Stephen Bartman, 26, was found hanging from a sheet, nine hours after being admitted to the prison in May 2008. The hearing at Flax Bourton heard that a report that Bartman was a suicide risk was ignored by the prison staff. Deputy Coroner Brian Whitehouse said he would write to the prison’s governor to recommend procedures were tightened.

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Linda Carty
A UK grandmother on death row in the US had sent out an appeal for help via a plinth in Trafalgar Square. Linda Carty, was convicted in 2002 for killing a woman in the USA as part of a plot to kidnap the victim’s baby, after a trial campaigners say was “catastrophically flawed”. She is now on death row in Texas, the only British woman awaiting execution in George Bush’s home state.

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