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Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Day of action for Jimmy Mubenga

Day of action for Jimmy Mubenga

provided by: Harmit Athwal : IRR News
published: October 2012
On 12 October 2012, campaigners will mark the two-year anniversary of the death of Jimmy Mubenga, the 46-year-old Angolan migrant who died in 2010 at the hands of G4S security guards ‘restraining’ him on board a British Airways flight during his forcible deportation to Angola.
With various protests and actions, campaigners will be demanding that G4S and the three guards (who were re-employed by Reliance, which took over the detainee escorts contract from G4S later that year) are held responsible for this crime; they will be demanding justice for Mubenga and his family, and that no one should face such a fate in the future.
Despite several eye witnesses confirming that excessive force was used by the three G4S guards, leading to Mubenga’s suffocation and subsequent death, and that the Home Office and G4S’ initial accounts of what happened on board the flight were false, the Crown Prosecution Service decided in July this year, 18 months later, that neither G4S nor the guards concerned will face manslaughter charges due to “conflicting witness accounts”.

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