Play on Jean Charles de Menezes’ death

From London daily The Morning Star:


Tricycle Theatre, London, NW6

Monday 14 September 2009

by Tom Mellen

IF the war that British troops in Afghanistan have been waging in our name for over eight years is making us safer, why does insecurity and fear seem to pervade our society more than ever?

The July 7 2007 attacks on the London public transport network that killed 52 civilians, the dud copycat attacks of July 21 that year and the killing of a young Brazilian electrician by armed police at Stockwell Tube the next day – all these bloody incidents flowed from the logic of the war on terror.

Kieron Barry‘s 90-minute piece at the Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn on the inquest into the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes is more than an account of that process, which returned an open verdict.

The play, every line of which is taken verbatim from the transcripts of the 10-week inquest, forces us to ask questions about the nature of our relationship with the rest of the world – and the relationship between “foreign policy” and domestic security.

See also here.

The family of murdered Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes has confirmed they had agreed a compensation deal with the Metropolitan Police: here.

The family of Jean Charles de Menezes, the man killed by police in 2005, look set to receive just £100,000 compensation: here.

After a four and a half year struggle for justice, the family of Jean Charles de Menezes has been forced to make an out-of-court settlement with the Metropolitan Police. The family could have received just a third of the £300,000 compensation award they were seeking: here.

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