ONLY an independent investigation will answer questions surrounding the death of Mohamud Hassan hours after his release from police custody, Plaid Cymru Leader Adam Price has said.
Mohamud Mohammed Hassan was arrested at his Cardiff home on Friday and later released without charge on Saturday morning. He died later that day.
Witnesses were reportedly shocked by Mr Hassan’s condition following his release, saying that his tracksuit was covered in blood and he had severe injuries and bruising.
Mr Price called on First Minister Mark Drakeford to support the family’s search for answers and to back their call for an independent investigation into Mr Hassan’s death.
The Plaid Cymru Leader said “every effort” should be made to seek the truth of what happened.
Plaid Cymru Leader Adam Price said,
“There can be no doubt that this is a deeply harrowing case, and no stone should be left unturned as we seek the truth of what happened.
“There can be no doubt that this is a deeply harrowing case and every effort should be made to seek the truth of what happened.
“Why was Mohammed Hassan arrested? What happened during his arrest? Did he have legal representation? Was there any aftercare? Why did this young man die?
“Whilst we should not pre judge the outcome of any inquiry, I implore the First Minister to commit to doing everything within his power to help the family find answers and to support their call for an independent investigation of this case.
Justice campaigner Nadine Marshall said,
“My thoughts and condolences are with the family of Mr Hassan.
“I fully support the family’s call for a full and extensive independent investigation. Only a full disclosure of evidence will allow the family to establish the truth.”