Friday, May 06, 2011

Police Beat, Insulted Muslim Detainee

Four Metropolitan police officers are charged with "sustained and very violent assault" against a Muslim during and after his detention over terrorism charges of which he was later cleared.

The jury at Southwark crown court heard that Babar Ahmad was punched, kicked and stamped on by four Scotland Yard specialist officers during his arrest in south west London back in 2003.

The prosecuting council Jonathan Laidlaw QC told the inquiry that Ahmad was pushed into the Muslim prayer position at his house while an officer tried to humiliate him shouting "where is your God now?"

"The officers began to shout and swear, calling Babar Ahmad a 'fucking bastard' and a 'fucking cunt', and he was punched and beaten on the floor. On the floor the assault continued as his wife called out for the police to stop," Laidlaw said.'


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