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More than 43,000 people have signed a petition calling on the Home Office not to deport two teenage brothers from Scotland. Areeb Umeed Bakhsh (left), 13, and his brother Somer (right), 15, fear Islamic extremists will kill them if they return to Pakistan. The brothers have lived in Glasgow since…
Conservative peer Sayeeda Warsi has called for an independent inquiry into Islamophobia in the party, describing the Tory response to claims of anti-Muslim prejudice as "woefully inept". Baroness Warsi (pictured) said Conservatives should learn from Labour's handling of anti-Semitism allegations and not seek to use promises of action as a…
The racially-motivated murder of a refugee by a mental health patient who had been released from a psychiatric hospital was "avoidable", a review has found. Jeffrey Barry, 57, stabbed to death his neighbour Kamil Ahmad (pictured), 49, at their supported living flats on Wells Road in Bristol at about 2am…
The racially-motivated murder of a refugee by a mental health patient who had been released from a psychiatric hospital was "avoidable", a review has found. Jeffrey Barry, 57, stabbed to death his neighbour Kamil Ahmad, 49, at their supported living flats on Wells Road in Bristol at about 2am on…
Austerity and immigration policies imposed by the Government have made the UK a more racist country, a UN inspector has said.Tendayi Achiume, the UN's Special Rapporteur on Racism, criticised the Government's adoption of "sweeping austerity measures" since 2010, which have "disproportionately" affected ethnic minorities.Ms Achiume's preliminary findings, which included criticism…
Scottish Transport Secretary Humza Yousaf is calling on a Labour councillor to resign after he made an Islamophobic comment about the MSP. Dumfries and Galloway councillor Jim Dempster has been suspended from the party pending an investigation after making the remark about Mr Yousaf. Mr Dempster reportedly said that if…
Nuns at an orphanage used anti-Semitic threats while beating a boy of Jewish descent, an inquiry has heard. The witness, who was at Smyllum Park in Lanark during the 1940s and 1950s, said he is "haunted" by memories of his time at the facility. He told how he is still…
Ministers have been urged to put in place a comprehensive race strategy following the publication of the Lammy review. David Isaac, chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said: "Everybody should have full trust in our criminal justice system and the Lammy Review is a major contribution to understanding…
People are not raising potential cases of child abuse as they fear being labelled racist, according to a Labour frontbencher. Shadow women and equalities secretary Sarah Champion said there is a need to acknowledge the "majority of perpetrators have been British-Pakistani" in the English towns and cities where grooming gangs…
Cases of Asian grooming gangs targeting white girls were not previously examined as "rigorously as they might have been", a former Crown Prosecution Service chief has admitted. Lord Macdonald of River Glaven said he believes this is no longer the case, with recent successful prosecutions showing the "so-called taboos" no…
Friday 24 March saw the launch of Iriss Insight 35 - Gypsy Travellers: Human rights and social work's role - at an event to start conversations to bring about lasting change. The event was a partnership of members of the Gypsy Traveller community, Iriss and Scottish Association of Social Work…
Prime Minister Theresa May said she is "looking at" the treatment of black people by mental health services amid claims of "institutional racism". Labour MP Steve Reed (pictured) said young black men using mental health services were more likely to be subject to detention and "severe" physical restraint, as he…
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