Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi is a reporter, editor & writer. Co-edits Shine a Light. Writer in residence for Lacuna magazine. Twice shortlisted for Orwell Prize. Winner of Scottish Refuge Council media award and Write to End Violence Against Women award. Tweets @Rebecca_Omonira
“Accidental Death” of a Young Black Londoner, The Case of Rashan Charles
A short documentary film on a death by police restraint.
Published in: Shine A Light: InvestigationNew evidence, fresh questions about death of young Black Londoner Rashan Charles
Police claimed the man who helped an officer restrain and handcuff Rashan Charles was “a member of the public” with...
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It Can Be Done – stories of human rights law in action
Introducing a new podcast series from the Migrants’ Law Project on refugee rights in France and the UK.
Was Rashan Charles unconscious when police handcuffed him?
Death of a young black man during police restraint. We revisit the medical evidence.
Carlington Spencer: another death in UK immigration detention
Last year six people died in or shortly after transfer from immigration lock-up. Carlington Spencer, held at Morton...