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Short Update: Fair Trials, 13 rights groups and more than 40 parliamentarians call on UK police to review lockdown fines

FT Admin - July 1, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Extended police powers, New criminal offences, Rule of Law

Fair Trials, along with Big Brother Watch, Amnesty, Liberty, and other human rights organisations, as well as more than 40 MPs and parliamentarians, are calling on police to review fines issued under lockdown regulations. 

More than 18,000 people have been fined by police in the UK under lockdown regulations. Police data on fines issued shows that black, Asian and minority ethnic people were six times more likely to receive a fine from police than white people were. 

A review of prosecutions under coronavirus laws and regulations has found that every single Coronavirus Act prosecution has been unlawful, and 8% of prosecutions under the Health Protection Regulations have been unlawful. 

Read the full letter and see the signatories here. 

Fair Trials and JUSTCIA have called on all European countries to review police lockdown fines

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