Thursday, May 24, 2007

Muslim Deaths in Custody

On 21 March 200o, Zahid Mubarek was attacked by Robert Stewart with whom he had been made to share a cell at Feltham Young Offender's Institution. David Blunkett, then Home Secretary, announced a public enquiry into the murder of Zahid Mubarek on 29 April 2004.

Shahid Aziz, a married father of two, was murdered by Peter McCann in Armley jail on 2nd April 2004.

Then Jacob Raynor, also known as Muhammad Raynor, was found hanging with a ligature around his neck on 31st August 2005 at Armley jail. He had been placed in isolation for three days after a fight with the guards.

You can contact the minister responsible for prisons here.