Protests have spread to almost all of Iran’s 31 provinces and urban cities since the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini at the hands of the police, allegedly for violating the Islamic Republic’s strict dress code.
Custody Deaths & Abuse
The death in custody in Iran of a Kurdish woman that led to protests must be investigated, Iran’s president has said, as he lamented what he claimed were western “double standards” on human rights.
A police officer has been found not guilty of assaulting an ex-footballer the night he was killed. Mary Ellen Bettley-Smith was accused of striking Dalian Atkinson with her baton when he posed no threat.
A former Minneapolis police officer who pleaded guilty to a state charge of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd was sentenced Wednesday to three years.
Hundreds of people have gathered outside New Scotland Yard as part of a series of protests across the country calling for justice for Chris Kaba, an unarmed black man shot dead by police in London.
Chris Kaba, 24, was fatally shot by a firearms officer from the Met on 5 September in Streatham Hill, London. His death is now under investigation by the IOPC, and subject to an inquest in due course.
Darren Cumberbatch, a 32 year old Black man, died in hospital nine days after excessive use of force against him by Warwickshire Police officers. This took place whilst he was experiencing a mental health crisis.
Sandra Bland was only 28-years-old when she was found dead in her jail cell on July 2015. Now, on the seventh anniversary of her death, online users and media publications are still saying her name.