We are deeply concerned by the tragic case of 24 year old Mohamud Mohammed Hassan, who was violently arrested at his home in Cardiff on Friday by South Wales police, and released without charge the following day. Later that evening he was found in his bed unresponsive, family members report that his body had sustained severe injuries while being held in custody at Cardiff Bay police station.
While the circumstances of his death are being investigated, NPMP are saddened to learn of yet another death following police contact. According to Inquest, there have been at least 1684 deaths in (or after) police custody since 1990. The figures are now, according to the Independent Office for Police Conduct, at their highest levels for a decade. A disproportionate number of those killed are from a black or minority ethnic background.
As we await further details of this case, we will continue our work with local communities and seek justice for those impacted by police brutality and racism.
We fully support Mohamud’s family justice campaign to which you can donate here:
We send our love and solidarity to Mohamud’s family and friends. No justice, no peace.