News updates put on hold!

News network iconssource: 4WardEver UK
published: 1 April 2017

From April 2017 there will be no more regular news items posted on the Mikey Powell Campaign website. There may however be the occasional updates related to Mikey’s case or any major national developments.

Tippa Naphtali (cousin of Mikey Powell and founder of 4WardEver UK) said;

“We have taken this decision due to workloads on a very small team of volunteers that manage our online resources. The 4WardEver UK website is the main source for news, resources and information in relation to deaths and abuses in detention, and we therefore need to focus our limited human resources into maintaining that commitment.”

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Mikey Powell Campaign marks a decade of struggle

Tippa Naphtali & Sieta Lambrias - Sept 2013 by Saqib Deshmukh
Picture by Saqib Deshmukh

originally by: Larry Fedja
published: 13 September 2013

The family of Mikey Powell have commemorated his life 10 years after his death at the hands of West Midlands Police by holding a vigil outside the police HQ in Birmingham, and then an inspirational after-event at The nearby African Caribbean Millennium Centre.

Mikey Powell 10th and final annual memorial
The image gallery from the Mikey Powell 10th Memorial Vigil at West Midlands Police HQ, Birmingham. Held 7th September 2013.

The Friends of Mikey Powell Campaign for Justice was established by the family of Michael Lloyd Powell (known as Mikey), a cousin of the renowned poet and writer, Benjamin Zephaniah, following his death in Police custody. Mikey was 38 years old and a father of three young children.

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Event set to celebrate Mikey Powell and look forward

U4J - The audience listensThe Powell family have announced the final memorial event to be held in memory of Mikey Powell who was killed in police custody in 2003.

‘A Decade Into a Fight For Justice for Mikey’

The family of Mikey Powell invites our friends and supporters to the final 10th annual remembrance event. “We Remember”

4WardEver UK in association with the Mikey Powell Campaign, Migrant Media and the UFFC welcomes you to an afternoon of remembrance, reflection and action.

All proceeds will be donated to the Friends of Mikey Powell Campaign for Justice.

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