Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Jean Charles de Menezes

I was interested to hear on the news that a report leaked this morning has disagreed entirely with the police version of events that led up to the killing of Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes at Stockwell station.

From today's Grauniad: "The young Brazilian shot dead by police on a London tube train in mistake for a suicide bomber had already been overpowered by a surveillance officer before he was killed, according to secret documents revealed last night.
It also emerged in the leaked documents that early allegations that he was running away from police at the time of the shooting were untrue and that he appeared unaware that he was being followed.

Relatives and the dead man's legal team expressed shock and outrage at the revelations. Scotland Yard has continued to justify a shoot-to-kill policy."

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