George Floyd ‘parallels’ with Sheku Bayou case League reported to the CPT

The anger from the George Floyd death in the United States has spilled out globally and quite rightly. As this BBC report shows deaths of black men in police custody is not something unique to the other side of the Atlantic.

In 2015 the Celtic League raised the circumstances of the death of Sheku Bayoh in a Scottish Police station. Recently the Daily Record ran an article highlighting what it called harrowing parallels with the killing of George Floyd.

There is a public enquiry now into Sheku Bayoh death but as yet no one has been held to account.

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Image: Sheku Bayoh who died in custody while being restrained by nine police officers in a police station in Kirkcaldy, Fife. Scotland.

Bernard Moffatt

Assistant General Secretary Celtic League (4th June 2020)

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