Letter to Commissioner Cressida Dick CBE concerning Hatun Tash

We are very concerned about the safety of the FSU member and Christian preacher Hatun Tash, who was slashed in the face with a knife at Speakers’ Corner last month. We first wrote to the Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick about Ms Tash on 2 June, following her arrest for breach of the peace, and we have written to her again, urging the Metropolitan Police to protect Ms Tash’s rights to life, freedom of religion, and freedom of expression. Below, you can see our original letter, the replies we received, as well as our most recent letter.

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We received a reply from the Commissioner’s office dated 3 June 2021.

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We responded on 17 June 2021 by email to the Commissioner’s office.

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We then received a reply from the Royal Parks Inspector dated 25 June 2021.

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We responded with another letter to Commissioner Cressida Dick CBE concerning the attack on Hatun Tash.

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On 5 August 2021 we received a reply to our letter to the Commissioner from the T/Detective Superintendent leading Local Investigations in Central West Basic Command Unit, which covers the area including Speaker’s Corner.

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