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Vigil to mark one-year anniversary of Jimmy Mubenga’ death

A vigil to mark the one-year anniversary of the death of Jimmy Mubenga is all set to be held on Friday 14 October 2011, between 12 and 1.30pm at Crown Prosecution Service, Rose Court, 2 Southwark Bridge, London SE1 9HS.

Only in October last year, Jimmy Mubenga collapsed and died while he was being deported on a commercial flight from Heathrow. An Angolan refugee, Mubenga was in the custody of guards for a private security company, after his appeal to remain in the European country was rejected.

Mubenga died 50 minutes after boarding a British Airways flight at Heathrow airport in London on 13 October 2010. He was reportedly surrounded by three guards working for G4S, a private security company, when he died. His cries for help went unanswered.

Even though a year has passed since his death, Jimmy's family is still waiting for the police to finish their probe and for the CPS to consider bringing charges against the three G4S guards arrested in connection with his death.

 

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