Provided by: Kadisha Brown-Burrell published: 31 March 2015
Today marks Kingsley’s Fourth year anniversary since his untimely death and I want to honour his memory by saying how Kingsley was a loving kind brother who loved his children dearly. Kingsley should never have died in the way that he did and I will not give up the fight to find out the truth into how he died despite the odds stacked up against us.
Severn days from now the Inquest into Kingsley’s death will begin and I am appealing to the public the importance of next week’s Inquest set for Tuesday 7th April until 15th May.
I am listed first to give my account and evidence as litigate in person as I am not represented by a solicitor or barrister because of the legal aid system here in this country, especially when it comes to Death in Custody! However my position on the day will be to tell the coroner, jury and public at large what I know and provide the evidence which was kept in my possession for over four years to tell my deceased brothers account, in order to assist the jury in their decision making.
Three private security guards who restrained the Angolan deportee Jimmy Mubenga have been cleared of manslaughter by a jury at the Old Bailey.
The 46-year-old died after being restrained by the G4S guards on a British Airways flight on 12 October 2010. Terrence Hughes, 53, Colin Kaler, 52 and Stuart Tribelnig, 39, were accused of manslaughter by forcing Mubenga’s head down and restricting his breathing as the flight prepared to take off at Heathrow airport. The jury cleared them of the charges on Tuesday after a six-week trial.
Human rights campaigns group Black Mental Health UK (BMH UK) has launched its Top 30 List of the leading lights working in this sector for 2012.
A must read for anyone working in this sector, as well as for those with an interest in civil liberties and social justice, this year’s listing showcases the top individuals and agencies that have done outstanding work in the arena of ethnicity and mental health in the past 12 months.