Memorial for Kamil Ahmad and Bijan EbrahimiDownload
© Licensed to London News Pictures. 29/06/2018; Bristol, UK. Memorial event at Bristol City Hall, honouring Kamil Ahmad and Bijan Ebrahimi: Exploring Disability and Migration. Picture of the mural in memory of Kamil Ahmad by artist Andy Bolton with contributions from 10 disabled refugees as part of a community project. Kamil Ahmad and Bijan Ebrahimi were both disabled men who came to the UK seeking sanctuary. Both were brutally murdered in Bristol. Kamil Ahmad was a disabled Kurdish man who came to Britain seeking sanctuary after having been imprisoned and tortured in Iraq. He was murdered in his supported accommodation in Bristol on 7th July 2016. Bijan Ebrahimi was a disable Iranian refugee, living in Bristol, who was murdered at his home on 14 July 2013. Two men, police beat manager PC Kevin Duffy, and police community support officer Andrew Passmore, were both jailed over how they dealt with Ebrahimi after being found guilty of misconduct in a public office. They and two other constables, Leanne Winter, 38, and Helen Harris, 40, who arrested Ebrahimi, have been dismissed from the force. Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees said sorry to the families of both men at the memorial event at Bristol City Hall, part of Bristol Refugee Festival, where a mural in memory of Kamil Ahmad was unveiled. Afterwards a march in support of disabled refugees was held in the centre of Bristol.
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