Aamer Anwar supports the call for a change in the law north and south of the border, so the family of anyone who dies in the care of the state is automatically granted non-means-tested legal representation.
Month: April 2016
Thirty years ago, Keith Allen Harward narrowly avoided a death sentence. Thanks to DNA evidence, he recently walked out of the Virginia prison where he has spent half of his life for a brutal rape and murder he didn’t commit.
On a day just like this one, in 1989, Britain’s worst football disaster happened at Hillsborough, Sheffield, when 96 fans were crushed to death during an FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest.
Sierra Leone-born Mr Bayoh, 31, died in Kirkcaldy on May 3 last year after he was restrained by police officers who used CS spray, PAVA spray and batons. “Who would want to see their loved one suffer the way Sheku did?”
An inquest jury examining the death of a 17-year-old who jumped into a river while experiencing drug-induced psychosis and being chased by police has been shown video footage of his last moments.
The United Families & Friends Campaign and 4WardEver UK are to hold two events (Birmingham and London). The focus of both events will be on young people that have been affected by losing a relative or friend in custody.
The police watchdog is “broken and biased” according to the family of a man who died after being restrained by officers. Darren Neville, 28, suffered irreversible brain damage after being restrained during a breakdown.
When a conflict emergency happens, we know that protecting children is a life-saving intervention, just like providing food, water and shelter.