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LEE: Appeal for Abdel Salam murder information
POLICE are still appealing for information about the murder of leading human rights campaigner Abdel Salam Hassan Abdel Salam.
Mr Abdel Salam was found dead in his ground 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 were in Boone Street on Friday night (March 19) handing out leaflets and appealing to residents for information.
So far they have arrested two men in connection with the investigation.
A 29-year-old man was arrested on Thursday afternoon at a property in Lee on suspicion of murder and burglary.
He has been bailed to return to a south London police station on April 7 pending further enquiries.
A 28-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday (March 17) on suspicion of murder and burglary.
He was taken for questioning 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 555111.