Rally demands justice for Eddie Murray


Eddie Murraysource: Green Left Weekly
published: 14 June 2014

Over 100 people rallied in Sydney on the anniversary of Eddie Murray’s death in police custody in a northwestern New South Wales town of Wee Waa 33 years ago.

Murray’s murder was one of the black deaths in custody that led to the historic Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.

Murray died while in police custody in 1981 – inside Wee Waa police cells. Murray, a happy, bright young man with a long rugby career in front of him, was last seen opposite the Imperial Hotel in Wee Waa. The police rang the family the following day and told them he had committed suicide in a police cell using a blanket.

The rally was organised by Indigenous Social Justice Association (ISJA). It was chaired by ISJA spokesperson Ray Jackson and addressed by Murray’s sister, Anna Murray, Murri activist Sam Watson, Greens MP Lee Rhiannon, former ABC journalist Jeff McMullen and author Simon Luckhurst.

Anna Murray said: “I remember seeing Eddie Murray on 12th June 1981, I will never forget him”.

Read full article >

Advertisements

Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s