Jimmy Mubenga - Intro - Parallax 0



Jimmy Mubenga lived and worked legally in the UK after fleeing Angola with his wife in 1994. In 2010 he lost his appeal to remain in the country.

Mr Mubenga started to resist as he was being escorted on to the plane by the private security company, G4S. He was in their custody when he died not long afterwards. According to other passengers G4S employees used excessive force to hold him down in his seat.

This first timeline reconstructs events in the hour leading up to Mubenga’s death on British Airways Flight 77. It draws on public inquest records, news reports, campaign material, and investigative journalism.


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Photograph: The Guardian, Graeme Robertson.


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