Demo for Habib


A Simple Question ‘WHY?’

submitted by: Saqib Deshmukh, High Wycombe Community Advocates
11th July 2008

There was a peaceful vigil for Habib Ullah last night outside High Wycombe Police station and approximately 50-60 people attended. Members of his family and close friends were there and the atmosphere was sober and angry. There were people from all backgrounds who knew ‘Paps’ and many of them were still in shock from the events of the last week.

An IPCC representative was there requesting any more information as well as a few officers posted outside the station but there was very little trouble. Leaflets were given out and protesters held up pieces of paper with the words ‘WHY?’ written on them.

For any more information contact Saqib Deshmukh or Zia Ullah. The next vigil is Saturday 12th July at 2pm. We are hoping to call a public meeting and a larger demonstration in the next month.

Calls: 07766 464 358

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Other Report:

Family question police role in death of Asian man
By IRR News Team
10th July 2008, 4:00pm

On 3 July 2008, during a police search of a car in High Wycombe, 39-year-old Habib Ullah, became ill, was taken to hospital and pronounced dead. His family are concerned that the police version of what happened may not be accurate. They also are angry that they were not informed about the death till the day after it happened and had to learn of it ‘through the grapevine’.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), which is carrying out an investigation into the death, put out a statement: ‘Thames Valley Police officers stopped a car and conducted a search, under the Misuse of Drugs Act, on three people sitting in a car in a public car park.

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