ATTACKS IN LONDON: 'Shoot-to-Kill' Victim Was Here Legally, Says Straw
Nigel Morris, Jonathan Brown and Helen Lakey, The Independent (London, England)
The Brazilian man killed by police was shot eight times by undercover officers who thought that he was a suicide bomber.
The death of Jean Charles de Menezes, an electrician with no connection to the bombing campaign in London, has deeply embarrassed the Metropolitan Police and strained diplomatic relations between Britain and Brazil.
Ministers faced anger from Brazil over reported claims by government sources that Mr de Menezes may have been living illegally in Britain because his student visa had expired.
The suggestion was strongly disputed by the man's family. Mr de Menezes, 27, died at Stockwell Tube station on Friday, the day after the failed …
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