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Two women feared dead in Grenfell Tower were 'threatened with legal action' for raising alarm about fire safety

Published: June 18, 2017
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Source: The Independent

 

‘They bullied them and persecuted those like Nadia and Mariem who were brave enough to speak out, branding them troublemakers.

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Mariem Elgwahry (pictured), 27, and Nadia Choucair, 33, reportedly received letters ordering them to stop their campaign

Two women feared dead in the Grenfell Tower tragedy were allegedly threatened with legal action after they campaigned for improved fire safety.

Mariem Elgwahry, 27, and Nadia Choucair, 33, reportedly received letters ordering them to stop their campaign for improved safety.

Both women were fighting the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation for building improvements, with help from the Radical Housing Network, The Mirror reports.

Pilgrim Tucker, who works for the group, told the paper: “The TMO’s response was to threaten tenants with legal action and send out letters. Nadia and Mariem would have received them too.

“They both just wanted to do their best for their neighbours and keep everyone safe. Things had got so bad they knew a disaster like this was inevitable, but if there was a chance of stopping it they were up for the fight. But no one listened and now this community is ­devastated. We have to get justice for them. The TMO treated tenants disgracefully and with disdain.

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