Zahid Mubarek Inquiry final report

Wednesday 28 June 2006

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The final report from the Zahid Mubarek Inquiry has been published.

It concludes that the death of Asian prisoner Zahid Mubarek at Feltham Youth Jail in March 2000, should and could have been prevented.

Zahid Mubarek was killed by his cellmate Robert Stewart, a psychopathic killer with known racist views. The final report names 19 individuals and 186 failings and states that Robert Stewart should have been identified as a risk two years before.

Inquiry chairman Mr Justice Keith said politicians must fund jails properly or cut prisoner numbers.

In his 700-page report, the judge called for the Home Office to consider whether it should recognise a new concept of "institutional religious intolerance". He said improper attitudes towards ethnic minority prisoners, particularly Muslims, was a contributory factor to the tragedy.

Click here to go to a downloadable copy of the report.

Dexter Dias represented the Mubarek family.

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