NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE
We reported earlier this year about the death in custody of Sheku Bayoh who was detained by Scottish police and died at a police station in Fife in early May.
At the time the Celtic League wrote to the Council of Europe rights body the CPT to express concern. In particular we highlighted allegations about the nature of restraint used by police attributed in the media to a senior police source.
Links to our CPT query and the response are set out below:
Now in a new development allegations have been broadcast by BBC Scotland about one of the officers involved. The BBC report alleges he has a history of violence and racism (see link):
Celtic League will update the CPT on these new developments.
Issued by: The Celtic News
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The Celtic League established in 1961 has branches in the six Celtic Countries. It promotes cooperation between the countries and campaigns on a range of political, cultural and environmental matters. It highlights human rights abuse, military activity and socio-economic issues