Mohamud Hassan, 24, was arrested in his Cardiff home on Friday 8th January under the most violent of circumstances. 20 South Wales police officers removed all occupants from the residence leaving Mohamud alone. During this time Mohamud was severely beaten and abused. He was then forcibly taken to Cardiff Bay Police station.
He told our family members that he was tasered twice and through images they could see bite marks all over his body. Additionally, he stated that he was brutally kicked in the head and suffered injuries to his face and knee- it was dislocated, and he struggled to walk. Witnesses say that he was covered in blood with significant injuries to his mouth.
He received no medical care.
Mohamud was released at approximately 8am the following day without charge. Too tired to seek medical attention, he returned home to rest at approximately 5pm. Later that evening he was found in his bed unresponsive. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene however the official cause of death is currently unknown.
We are attempting to raise money for funeral arrangements and legal fees. A case has been opened however to ensure justice we are also looking into opening a private case of our own.
Our aunt is devastated by the loss of her eldest son. We will not allow Mohamud to become another statistic. Black men cannot continue to be treated as second class citizens by police. His death was avoidable as were so many others. Mohamud was not the first victim of police brutality but we will try and make sure that he is the last.
Please help us get #justice4Mohamud by donating, sharing this post and spreading his story. Any support is appreciated.
We are Mohamud's cousins helping our aunt raise money for funeral arrangements and legal fees heading our way. The funds raised will be spent on funeral arrangements, legal costs of solictors, extra expenses on reports and the private case were holding. Once our campaign is finished and our target is reached, it will directly be given to Mohamud's immediate family to then spend on what is needed to win and receive the justice we deserve. Feel free to ask myself, Ikram or any other family members with any other questions or queries you may have.
Ina Lilahi wa Ina ilahi irajioon.
(Surely, we belong to Allah (SWT) and to him we shall return)
UPDATES AND PLAN:
Our target 30K has been reached. We would like to thank everyone who contributed and helped raise awareness about Mohamud's story. May Allah (swt) shower you with blessings, greatness and khair.
Firstly, we want to be as open and transparent as we can be as to how the funding via the donations will be used. The 30K is a form of insurance that will cover all expenses that immediate family need to take care of. This includes funeral costs, medical costs and any sudden expenses that need to be paid.
Secondly, we seek to uncover the facts and the truth as to the circumstances that led to or contributed to Mohamuds death and we will leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of the truth so that justice is served and is seen to be done in this case.We are doubling our efforts to continue to raise funds in pursuit of Justice and these efforts will now take place on a Crowd Justice platform and we urge everyone to continue to support us on that platform.
Lastly, I would like to say that we will be updating this page with new information to keep everyone involved and aware.
Again we would like to thank everyone who has put the effort in who has shared and spread this; without the power of social media not a single person would know about Mohamud's story.
- Melissa Cayford
- M Martin
- T Mehari
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