IS JUSTICE POSSIBLE IN THE WAR ON TERROR?
On 22nd July 2005, Jean Charles de Menezes, a innocent young Brazilian
man was shot dead by police at Stockwell tube station. On 2nd June 2006
Mohammed AbdulKahar was shot in a near fatal attack by police. His
family (the Kalams) and his neighbours (the Dhogras) were subject to
brutal assaults during the mistaken 'anti-terror' raids in Forest Gate.
To mark the one year anniversary of Jeans death - this unique platform
of the three families together with leading civil liberty figures ask:
is justice possible in the war on terror.
SATURDAY 22ND JULY 2006
2.3OPM - 5.00PM
FRIENDS MEETING HOUSE, EUSTON ROAD, LONDON
(nearest tube Euston/Kings Cross)
PARTICIA DA SILVA ARMANI & ALEX PEREIRA (Cousins of Jean Charles de
MOHAMMED ABDULKAHAR & ABUL KOYAIR (Kalam Family - Forest Gate)
INAYAT DHOGRA (Dhogra Family - Forest Gate)
HAROLD PINTER (Nobel Laureate)
GARETH PEIRCE (leading civil liberties lawyer and lawyer for the
MIKE MANSFIELD QC (Bloody Sunday Inquiry)
BIANCA JAGGER (International human rights activist)
LORD STEYN (Chair of Justice) invited
chair : ASAD REHMAN (Newham Monitoring Project)
(NOTE: The meeting will start with a minutes silence in conjunction with
the memorial service taking place in Gonzagas, Brazil at the marking
moment that Jean was killed)
for further info: email@example.com and www.justice4jean.com
PO BOX 273, Forest Gate, London E7 Tel: 07765707632 / 0208 470 8333
newham monitoring project, newham muslim alliance, radical activist
network, islamic forum europe, islamic society of britain, mpac, npac,
stop political terror, muslim association of britain, inquest, lets
talk, ymo, islamic human rights commission, 1990 trust, respect,
hizb-ut-tahrir, stop the war coalition
On 22nd July 2006 at 2.30pm our families intended to come together at Friends Meeting House, Euston Road to mark the one year anniversary of the death of Jean Charles, an innocent young man gunned down by police officers at Stockwell tube station.
Jean was a man who loved living in London, he loved its diversity, its people and its positive energy. He was always ready to lend a helping hand to his family, his friends and even strangers. He had a strong belief in God, in humanity and in peace. He was a man who loved the very essence of life.
For the last 10 days innocent men, women and children have been killed, injured and displaced from their homes in the Middle East. There appears to no end in sight to the terror being unleashed in the Middle East. Indeed the horror of war seems to be on the brink of enveloping the whole region.
In light of these events, the families have taken the decision to postpone the meeting tomorrow.
We believe that the most fitting tribute to Jeans life is for you, your friends and family to take action for peace. We must prevent further conflict and bloodshed - to ensure that no other mother suffers the death of a child, no other family sees a loved one shot for no reason other than his religion and no more families suffer the trauma of their homes being violated by strangers.
We thank all of you who were planning to attend the meeting, the distinguished guests who were to speak and all those who have supported us in our fight for justice. We will shortly be announcing a new date for a Commemoration Service.
The Menezes, Kalam and Dogha Families
Note: The family of Jean Charles de Menezes will be at Stockwell tube station at 9.30am on Saturday 22nd July 2006 for a flower laying ceremony to mark the exact moment of Jean’s death.