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INQUEST advisor Professor Phil Scraton discusses Hillsborough at Institute of Race Relations meeting
28 November 2013
INQUEST attended a sold out meeting organised by the Institute of Race Relations' journal Race and Class. Professor Phil Scraton discussed the Hillsborough disaster and powerfully outlined his battle for acknowledgement of the truth of that day, and for accountability and justice. The meeting was also addressed by Marcia Rigg, sister of Sean Rigg who died in police custody in Brixton in 2008, Janet Alder, whose brother Christopher died in police custody in Hull in 1998, and Margaret Aspinall, Chair of the Hillsborough Families Support Group, who lost her 18 year old son James in the disaster. All spoke movingly about their struggles for truth and justice.
‘Your support and assistance in our struggle for truth and justice helped achieve a just verdict, not only for Roger but for the unsung victims, the families and friends of loved ones who have died in custody and for all our endeavours… We view your organisation, your work and dedication with respect and immense admiration. We hope that by working with you, other campaigns and with god’s blessing we can bring about meaningful change.’
– Roger Sylvester Justice Campaign