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Jean Charles de Menezes
Jean Charles de Menezes relatives and friends outside the inquiry into his shooting, photo Paul Mattsson
ANOTHER INQUIRY is now underway into the killing of Brazilian electrician Jean Charles de Menezes in July 2005 in south London. Jean Charles was killed by members of the Metropolitan Police after supposedly being mistaken for a 'terrorist suspect' shortly after the 7/7 bombings in London.
The same questions still remain after three years.
Why, if the Met thought they were chasing a terrorist, did they not arrest him before they reached Stockwell tube station where Jean Charles was killed. Who decided to carry out what amounted to the hunting down and killing of an innocent man?
More in future issues.
In The Socialist 2 October 2008:
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