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LEE: Second man arrested over Abdel Salam murder
A SECOND man has been arrested in connection with the murder of leading human rights campaigner Abdel Salam Hassan Abdel Salam.
The 29-year-old man was arrested at around 4.40pm yesterday (March 18) at a property in Lee on suspicion of murder and burglary.
He has been taken to a south London police station.
Mr Abdel Salam was found dead in his bottom-floor flat in Boone Street, Lee, at around 7.10am on March 13 after a neighbour noticed his door was ajar.
Paramedics pronounced the 56-year-old Sudanese human rights lawyer dead at the scene.
A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as blood loss from a stab wound to his leg.
Officers will be in Boone Street from 10pm tonight (March 19) handing out leaflets and appealing to local residents for information.
A 28-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday (March 17) on suspicion of murder and burglary.
He remains in custody at 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.
Anyone with information should call 020 8721 4805 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.