Jean Charles de Menezes Inquest Transcripts
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Jean Charles de Menezes Inquest Transcripts & Evidence
Transcripts of the Jean Charles de Menezes inquest proceedings were published at the time the inquest was held. However the PDF transcripts, and the Jean Charles de Menezes inquest web site that was previously hosted at http://www.stockwellinquest.org.uk/, appear to have disappeared offline.
J7 believe that the de Menezes inquest transcripts are important historical documents and that they should be publicly available online for anyone researching the circumstances of the murder, as the extra-judicial execution of Jean Charles de Menezes with seven bullets in the back of the head would likely never have occurred without the events of 7/7, or the no-bombs 'bombers' of 21 July 2005.
Further, some of the proceedings in the de Menezes inquest relate directly to the events of 7/7 and 21/7 and so form part of the source material that we have used for our research.
The transcripts linked below are those that were published each day during the Jean Charles de Menezes inquest and were downloaded from the official, disappeared, inquest web site at: http://www.stockwellinquest.org.uk/hearing_transcripts/index.htm
Notes for Editors
- J7: The July 7th Truth Campaign was established shortly after the events of 7th July 2005, when it transpired that the unfolding story was giving rise to more questions than answers.
- J7's ongoing research efforts have twice forced the government to amend the official Home Office narrative which, on one occasion, required the then Home Secretary, Dr John Reid, to stand before parliament and announce a major factual inacurracy to the house.
- J7 do not accept that the Inquests into 52 of the 56 deaths should stand in place of Inquests into the four men accused of perpetrating the events of 7/7.
- J7 are dismayed that the families of the accused have been refused the legal aid that would have allowed them to be represented at the current round of Inquests.
- J7 fully expect that the Inquests into the four accused should be opened and conducted publicly once the Inquests into the 52 have been completed.
- J7 are concerned that some witnesses called at the Inquests may have already been presented with the Metropolitan Police site reports from each of the four locations. We have requested that any witnesses called to give testimony at the Inquests are asked to state for the public record whether they have viewed and/or read the Metropolitan Police reports as it is highly unusual that witnesses called to give evidence in any case would be privy to such reports. J7 are deeply concerned about the impact and effects that having access to these reports prior to giving their testimonies will have on their recollections of events and the witness testimonies that will be given to the inquest.
- In November 2005, after repeated refusals by the government to hold an independent public inquiry into 7/7, and given the paucity of evidence presented to support the official narrative of events, J7 established its People's Investigation Forum to coordinate our ongoing research efforts and track the progress of the many Freedom of Information requests we have issued in order to try and uncover the truth.
- Over 3,200 people have signed our petition calling on the government and police to release the evidence they claim to have. J7 supports all calls for an independent public inquiry, and are the only organisation calling for a public inquiry who specifically stipulate that any inquiry should be held outside of the remit of the Inquiries Act 2005 that subjects all public inquiries to full government control.
- The fruits of J7's research, along with articles by respected writers and academics are published on our main web site at www.julyseventh.co.uk