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The Prosecutor by Nazir Afzal

The Prosecutor

Nazir Afzal

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Imprint: Ebury Press
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publication date: 16 Apr 2020
ISBN: 9781529105018

Meet the true face of British justice. Nazir Afzal knows a thing or two about justice. As a Chief Prosecutor, it was his job to make sure the most complex, violent and harrowing crimes made it to court, and that their perpetrators were convicted.

4 stars out of 5
19 Apr 2020

"(a) fast-paced memoir, cantering through some of the most complex, violent and fascinating cases "

This fast-paced memoir, cantering through some of the most complex, violent and fascinating cases he oversaw, explores what led him to become a champion of the ignored. Afzal grew up in 1960s Birmingham in a Pakistani Muslim family who often felt that “without any warning, we might be told to leave”. The book opens with a powerful account of a young Afzal being assaulted in a racially motivated attack. Afterwards his father tells him: “The police are not interested in you. Justice doesn’t mean anything to us.” Afzal says he felt determined to ensure that justice really was for everyone.

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