Duggan petition to No. 10

By Rachel Fletcher, March 27, 2008
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Family and friends of student Jeremiah Duggan have renewed calls for signatures to a petition on the fifth anniversary of his death.

Signatories to the petition, which will be presented to 10 Downing Street on April 3, say they are “appalled at the still uninvestigated death of British Jewish student, Jeremiah Duggan” and call for an inquiry into his suspicious death.

At the time of going to press, the petition had over 300 signatures.

Twenty-two-year-old Jeremiah was found dead on a motorway in Wiesbaden on March 27, 2003. He had earlier attended a meeting of the Schiller Institute, believing it to be holding an anti-war conference.

In fact, it is part of a global organisation headed by convicted fraudster Lyndon LaRouche, who espouses anti-British and antisemitic conspiracy theories. At the meeting, Jeremiah had revealed that he was Jewish.

German police say he committed suicide, meaning they have never investigated his death further, but suicide was ruled out by a British coroner. His mother Erica claims she has uncovered evidence that he was murdered and placed at the scene.

Andy Glynn, a university friend of Jeremiah’s who had a skydive scheduled yesterday to raise awareness and money for the campaign, said: “We will continue with the petition after we have met Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

“We will continue with the campaign until we get justice. We need to have the truth. We require justice.”

A link to the petition can be found at www.justiceforjeremiah.com.

Last updated: 1:49pm, June 8 2008