UFFC Legacy Fund support for the NMPMFF Holiday Scheme

UFFC 14th Demo 2012

source: NMPMFF
published: 1 October 2022

The United Families & Friends Campaign (UFFC) and Migrant Media have donated £10,000 through the Legacy Fund to support the National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund (NMPMFF) Holiday Scheme Initiative supporting children, young people and families.

The NMPMFF (developed in 2015) is the first permanent national resource of its kind specifically for those that are affected by deaths in custody and makes small grants available for families and their campaign groups across the United Kingdom to provide practical domestic assistance, to further the work of their own campaigns or to assist them in engaging in a range of other local, regional or national campaigns, events and initiatives.

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IOPC Publish custody deaths statistics for UK 2021-2022

IOPC websiteall credits: IOPC
published: September 2022

In September 2022 the Independent Office for Police Misconduct (IOPC) released details of their custody deaths statistics for England 2021-2022.

The following content is transcribed from the IOPC website.

Deaths during or following police contact
Police forces have a statutory duty to refer all incidents involving a death or serious injury to us. Each year, we publish data showing how many people have died after contact with the police.

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Iran president says death in custody of Mahsa Amini must be investigated

Police crime scene

source: The Guardian
published: 23 Sept 2022

The death in custody in Iran of a Kurdish woman that led to widespread protests must be “steadfastly” investigated, Iran’s president has said, as he lamented what he claimed were western “double standards” on human rights.

Ebrahim Raisi told a news conference on the sidelines of the UN general assembly in New York that the death of Mahsa Amini while in the custody of Iran’s morality police “must certainly be investigated”.

“I contacted her family at the very first opportunity and I assured them we would continue steadfastly to investigate that incident … Our utmost preoccupation is the safeguarding of the rights of every citizen.”

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