Investigate the failed prosecution of Apsana Begum MP!

Investigate the failed prosecution of Apsana Begum MP!

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Justice for Apsana Begum started this petition to Tower Hamlets Council

On Friday, 30 July 2021, Apsana Begum MP was cleared of allegations of housing fraud.

Apsana Begum MP has described the case as being “driven by malicious intent” and causing her “great distress and damage” to her reputation.

Since the case began, Apsana Begum MP has been the victim of false accusations, sexist, racist and Islamophobic abuse online, and threats to her safety.

We demand an independent inquiry into Tower Hamlets Council’s investigation and failed prosecution of Apsana Begum MP.

This inquiry should investigate all persons and processes relating to the investigation and the decision to take action against Apsana Begum MP:

  • whether there were any political or personal motivations behind the action
  • whether the investigation was fair and looked at all evidence available
  • whether there was any conflict of interest
  • the council’s domestic abuse policies and practises and how they related to this case,
  • whether there was any misconduct of councillors and/or unelected council employees,
  • whether there were any leaks from the council to the media and others about the investigation and prosecution attempt
  • what the cost of action (both the investigation and prosecution attempt) was and the value for money for the tax-payer

Please help us hold Tower Hamlets Council to account!

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