The annual United Families and Friends Campaign (UFFC) held its annual march in central London on Saturday. The event commemorates the victims of police and state violence, saw 200 people march from Trafalgar Square to 10 Downing Street.
Month: October 2017
Deaths in custody should be investigated with the same urgency as murder inquiries, says a long-awaited report that aims to restore trust in the police. It will be unveiled by home secretary Amber Rudd on Monday following a 15-month delay.
The nation’s declining rate of executions has leveled off, but opponents of capital punishment say the death penalty remains on borrowed time. The 2017 total could approach 30 before the year is out, depending on last-minute legal battles.
Timol was 29 when he was arrested in October 1971. After being interrogated and tortured by the feared security branch of the police, he died on 27 October.The reopened inquest nearly 50 years later was intensely symbolic.
At the age of 17 I knew there was something that had changed about my Auntie. The things she was saying didn’t make sense; It’s as if overnight she had suddenly started to see the world very differently to how she used to.
In a revelatory new study published by PLoS Medicine, Harvard public health researchers report that in 2015, a total of 1,166 people were killed by police in the United States. People deserve to know how many people have been killed by police.
A judge has set aside a dubious, 45-year-old finding into the purported suicide of an anti-Apartheid activist, ruling on Thursday that he was tortured and killed by South African police.
Established in 1997, the United Families and Friends Campaign (UFFC), is a national coalition of those affected by deaths in police, prison, immigration and psychiatric custody, and which also supports others in similar situations.