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UK: Revelations on “shoot-to-kill” policy

The shooting of an innocent Brazilian national, Jean Charles de Menezes, in a London tube station on 22 July, has led to public revelations about the existence of a “shoot-to-kill” policy to prevent suicide attacks. Details of this policy, reportedly adopted three years ago, have still not been disclosed. An independent commission of inquiry (Independent Police Complaints Commission, IPCC) is investigating the circumstances that led to the fatal shooting.

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