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UK: Strip search case 'another manifestation of institutional racism and misogyny' in policing

In response to the police strip searching a child, Ilyas Nagdee, Amnesty International UK’s Racial Justice Director, said:

“The use of strip searches against children is a serious violation of their dignity and human rights.

“This appalling incident, with its clear echoes of the Child Q case, is another manifestation of the institutional racism and misogyny that is so deep rooted in policing in this country.

“On average, five children were strip searched by the Met every day in the last five years - there is simply no justification for this behaviour.

“This case needs to be thoroughly investigated and all those responsible for the strip-search held accountable through disciplinary or criminal proceedings."

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