FOR ACCESS TO ALL INFORMATION REGARDING THE DEATH OF MOHAMED ANAS BENNIS, A PUBLIC INQUIRY INTO THE EVENTS OF DECEMBER 1ST 2005, AND AN END TO POLICE BRUTALITY AND IMPUNITY!
OVER A YEAR OF SILENCE AND SECRECY - ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!
Monday June 18th, from 10:30am to 1pm
1 Notre Dame East, Montreal
-- Come support the Bennis family in their struggle for justice!
-- Speak out against the secrecy and contempt that has surrounded this case and protest police impunity!
-- Protest against the fact that Montreal police will now be patrolling the metro system armed with taser guns!
On December 1st, 2005 -- more than one year ago -- police officer Bernier from Station 25 shot and killed Anas Bennis, a 25-year old Canadian of Moroccan heritage. Anas was killed outside a neighborhood mosque at the corner of Côte-des-Neiges and Kent, just minutes from his home.
The police claim that Anas had attacked them with a kitchen knife, but over a year later they have failed to produce either the knife, the security video which filmed the events leading to Anas' death, or proof of the injuries that officer Bernier supposedly sustained. Despite their efforts, the Bennis family has not been able to see this evidence or to receive copies of the prosecutor's report or the police report regarding Anas' death.
As Minister of Public Security and newly appointed Minister of Justice, Jacques Dupuis has the power to release the police and prosecutor's reports to the Bennis family and to the public.
Join us in demanding an end to this cover-up, and in reiterating our demand for JUSTICE!
Also on this day, June 18th 2007, Montreal police officers will begin patrolling the metro armed with tasers, guns which produce an electrical shock. Tasers have already caused at least 200 deaths in Canada and the United States. How many people must die before the government stops protecting violent cops?
1. the immediate release of all reports, evidence and information concerning the death of Anas Bennis to the Bennis family and to the public;
2. a full, public and independent inquiry into the death of Anas Bennis;
3. an end to police brutality and impunity.
La Coalition Justice pour Anas