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LEE: Man, 28, arrested over Boone Street flat murder
A 28-YEAR-OLD man is being quizzed by police over the murder of leading human rights campaigner Abdel Salam Hassan Abdel Salam in Lee.
Mr Abdel Salam was found dead in his small bottom-floor flat in Boone Street at around 7.10am on Saturday (March 13) after a neighbour noticed his door was ajar.
Paramedics pronounced the Sudanese human rights lawyer dead at the scene.
A post mortem examination revealed he had died from huge blood loss from a stab wound in his leg.
Last night, a 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and burglary.
He is currently in custody in a south London police station.
Mr Abdel Salam volunteered at human rights organisation Redress before his death and was a lawyer and intellectual who had promoted human rights in Sudan for 30 years.
He also worked closely with Human Rights Watch, the Sudan Human Rights Organisation and Justice Africa.