Reprieve launched an new initiative called Pull the Plug - to expose and stop the use of torture music against prisoners of the 'war on terror.' Here, former Guantanamo prisoner Ruhal Ahmed... Read more
Mark Daly spent months working as a policeman in Manchester. His fellow officers were unaware that their colleague was, in fact, an undercover journalist who was trying to discover if racism... Read more
The serious organised crime and police act 2005 (SOCPA), was designed to rid parliament square of veteran peace activist Brian Haw.. he's still there, and many others have fought the law in... Read more
The inevitable story of failure which every American anticipated but hoped would never have to be told. This documentary takes the "Innocent Man on Texas Death Row" tale to a dark corner fea... Read more
Mahatma Gandhi became one of the pivotal figures, if not the main figure, in India's history in the Twentieth Century. Along with Jinnah and Nehru, Gandhi shaped India's history up to its in... Read more
The following are the words of Tony following a joint event 'Art & Soul - Voices from Death Row,' that was held in March 2007. "Often, people from different walks of life cannot see the comm... Read more
The list of those who have died in custody or after having had contact with the UK police – or other officials – is growing. Between 1969 and 1999 over one thousand people died in police cus... Read more
The death of a 22-year-old mentally ill man in an isolation cell in Georgia was ruled a homicide.
Mathew Ajibade was handcuffed to a restraint chair on New Year's Day after he allegedly hit his girlfriend and broke a deputy's nose while in the midst of a bipolar episode. His family alleges police used a Taser on Ajibade while he was restrained in the chair, and then left him there unattended.
“We won’t rest until we have honoured Oscar Grant by winning justice for his family and ending police brutality in Oakland.” Those were the words of Dereca Blackmon.
Dereca was one of the principal organizers of a rally and march of nearly 1,000 people on 7th January 2009, to protest the killing of 22-year-old Oscar Grant early on New Year’s Day by police on an Oakland transit station platform.
Adolph Grimes, a 22 year-old New Orleans native, living in Houston since Katrina, was back visiting family for the New Years holiday.
In the early hours of January 1st an unmarked police vehicle filled with plain-clothes officers swooped in on Grimes as he was waiting for a relative in his parked car outside of his grandmother’s house.
Godfrey Moyo, 25, was on remand at HMP Belmarsh, when in the early hours of 3rd January 2005 he suffered a series of violent and exhausting seizures after he was restrained for a lengthy period of time by prison officers.
He was rushed to hospital from his shared cell at Belmarsh Prison apparently suffering breathing problems, but pronounced dead on arrival.
Colin Roach, aged 21 years, died on 12 January 1983 after receiving a fatal gunshot wound while in the custody of Stoke Newington police station, London. He is alleged by the police to have ‘shot himself’ in the mouth.
Authorities alleged that he had committed suicide after entering the Stoke Newington Police Station. Many believed that there was reason to doubt this story and instead argued that Roach was murdered by police.
A black musician died after being torched by three men, one of whom stole his personal stereo while he was in flames. Michael Menson, who had a history of mental illness, was racially abused and set alight in Edmonton, north London in January 1997.
He died on 13th, from complications and two heart attacks caused by 30% burns to his back.
The New Cross Fire was a devastating house fire which killed 13 young black people during a birthday party in New Cross, southeast London on Sunday January 18, 1981.
The black community were shocked by the indifference of the white population, and accused the London Metropolitan Police of covering up the cause, which they suspected was an arson attack motivated by racism.
The family of Roger Sylvester have expressed their anger after an inquest verdict that he was unlawfully killed by police was overturned by a High Court judge.
Roger Sylvester, 30, from Tottenham, north London, died in January 1999 after being arrested by officers and taken to a psychiatric hospital. He later collapsed after being held down by a number of officers for 20 minutes in a padded room at the hospital.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (officially Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., and sometimes referred to as MLK Day) is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year. Read more here : www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King_Jr._Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Biographical artin Luther King, Jr., (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968) was born Michael Luther King, Jr., but later had his name changed to Martin. His grandfather began the family’s long tenure as pastors of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, serving from 1914 to 1931; his father has served from then until the present, and from 1960 until his death Martin Luther acted as co-pastor. Read more here >
Nuur Saeed, aged 22, died on 24th January 2006 a fortnight after sustaining head injuries when he fell from a second-storey flat in Woolwich, London, after police had entered the property on a search warrant.
A police spokesperson has said that on 10th January Nuur was in the property when officers attended.
Jay Abatan, 42, from Eastbourne , was attacked while waiting at a taxi rank outside the Ocean Rooms club in 1999. He was set upon by two white males following a row as he waited at a taxi rank with his brother Michael.
The father-of-two, who was celebrating promotion with Pricewaterhouse Coopers, hit his head on the pavement and lay in a coma for five days before his life support machine was turned off.
22 year old Adnan Rafiq, an inmate from Moseley, Birmingham, died after he was fatally beaten. The young man died in HMP Herell in January 2013 after the assault by a fellow inmate in the prison near Redditch.
Adnan had suffered from multiple injuries such as skull fracture when he was punched kicked and had his head stepped on.