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G4S guards' trial starts over death of Jimmy Mubenga

by Ken Olende
Issue No. 2427

The trial of three G4S guards accused of the manslaughter of Jimmy Mubenga was set to begin on Monday of next week. 

The guards are Stuart Tribelnig, Terry Hughes, and Colin Kaler.

The Crown Prosecution Service doesn’t plan to prosecute G4S, which employed and trained the guards, for corporate manslaughter.

Jimmy died in 2010 after being restrained during a forced deportation at London’s Heathrow Airport escorted by the accused.

He had lived in Britain for 16 years and had five children here.

An inquest last year found that Jimmy had been “unlawfully killed”. 

Jimmy stopped breathing after “face-forward restraint” on a British Airways flight to Angola while it was still on the tarmac in Britain.

Witnesses heard Jimmy shouting, “I can’t breathe” and “You’re killing me” during 40 minutes of restraint by guards.

Protest—Monday 3 November, 9.30am, Central Crown Court (Old Bailey), London, EC4M 7EH

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Tue 28 Oct 2014, 17:28 GMT
Issue No. 2427
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