Human rights lawyer accuses Police Scotland of illegal surveillance

19/02/2024 | The National

Prominent human rights lawyer Aamer Anwar has accused Police Scotland of conducting an illegal surveillance operation against him. The allegation was made after Anwar agreed to represent the family of Sheku Bayoh, who died after being restrained on the ground by six police officers in Kirkcaldy, Fife, in 2015.  

An inquiry into Bayoh's death seeks to determine whether race was a factor is ongoing. The lawyer claims that the police have been monitoring his activities without any legal basis. The accusation has raised concerns about potential police misconduct and violation of individuals' rights.

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