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INQUEST produce briefing on death of Mr Jimmy Mubenga

INQUEST have published a briefing on the death of Jimmy Mubenga, who died whilst being restrained by three G4S staff during a deportation flight to Angola on 12 October 2010. INQUEST is calling for a parliamentary committee inquiry into the use of restraint and force in deportation cases.  The proposed terms of reference for such an inquiry are:

  • The use of private companies in the removal process and the training such companies provide in control and restraint methods.
  • What are the approved control and restraint methods used by the UKBA and its contractors.
  • The current process for investigating complaints, injuries or deaths arising from restraint during deportation.
INQUEST’s Co-Director Deborah Coles, who is also an IAP member, said: "The death of Jimmy Mubenga follows a pattern of complaints about the use of excessive force against people being deported. Investigations are lengthy and ongoing thus delaying public scrutiny into the wider issues this death raises resulting in the risk of further deaths and serious injuries. So serious are our concerns about the nature of Mr Mubenga’s death and the ill treatment he received we have forwarded this briefing to the relevant international human rights bodies to try and ensure an additional layer of scrutiny. " The briefing is available to download below. If you wish to visit INQUEST's website, please click here.

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