Campaign Timeline: 2008-09

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July 3rd 2008 – Habib ‘Paps’ Ullah died on Thursday 3rd July during a stop and search by Police Officers on a vehicle in a car park in High Wycombe at approximately 7.15pm:

July 4th – Initial autopsy carried out by Thames Valley Police without IPCC being notified

July 9th – Habib’s Funeral in Slough

July 11th – First vigil outside High Wycombe Police Station

July 12th – Second vigil in Frogmoor/High Wycombe Town Centre

July – Campaign for Justice for Habib ‘Paps’ Ullah set up

July – Facebook Group set up for campaign*
First vigils/protest videos go up on You Tube**

July 22nd – First interim investigative update on Habib’s death published by IPCC

August – Justice4Paps website set up with support from 4WardEver***

August 1st – Public meeting at Green St Youth & Community Centre

August 5th – First meeting with IPCC

August 9th – March & rally from Green St to Town Centre with approximately 120 people attending.

August 25th – Campaign interview with BBC Three Counties radio
Press conference at Ambassador Court Hotel, High Wycombe

September – Five officers at the scene of Habib’s death now under investigation
First campaign newsletter released

September 26th – Iftari/breaking fast meal at Totteridge Mosque

October 25th – Family and campaign members attend annual Family & Friends Remembrance Procession in Central London with other families who have lost loved ones in custody.

November 13th – Campaign attend vigil for Sean Rigg outside Brixton Police Station.

December 3rd – Six month candle-lit vigil outside High Wycombe Police St.
Public meeting at Bucks New University

December 20th – Habib’s children, family & campaign members and present a birthday card to Officers at High Wycombe Police Station to mark what would have been his 40th birthday.

January 2009 – Final post-mortem/pathologist report released
Family/Campaign produces critical commentary on this

March 6th – Second meeting with IPCC

March 22nd – Marcus Cottoy, a 31 African-Caribbean man dies in suspicious circumstances after being released from Amersham Police Station, High Wycombe

Notes:
* Facebook group now has 471 members (24.4.09)
** 3,500 people have viewed campaign videos on You Tube
*** Justice4Paps website has had almost 2000 hits (24.4.09)

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