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Vigil mark's anniversary of Jimmy Mubenga's death

by Ken Olende
Issue No. 2274

About 50 people held a vigil outside the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in central London on the first anniversary of Jimmy Mubenga’s death.

Jimmy lived in east London. He died after being restrained during a forced deportation carried out by security firm G4S on a British Airways flight to Angola.

Jimmy’s family is still waiting for the CPS to consider bringing charges against three G4S guards arrested in connection with his death. They were recently re-bailed until December.

Damis Mbuyi, originally from Congo, was at the vigil. He told Socialist Worker, “If Jimmy was English perhaps someone would have been punished. But he is African so nobody minds. It’s not fair. People should care about others.

“When birds migrate across great distances to come here people look after them. But no one cares about people.”

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Tue 18 Oct 2011, 18:59 BST
Issue No. 2274
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