Law Graduate Pursues Private Prosecution Of 'Arrogant' Dominic Cummings

Mahsa, a freelance paralegal who also does pro bono work for Somers Legal Advice Centre in London, says her actions are motivated by holding a person who actually had a hand in the Covid-19 legislation to account. “It seemed really unfair that parents who did something similar to Dominic Cummings and were fined for breaking the rules did not have their fines revoked.” Mahsa, who is from an Iranian background, says Dominic Cummings’ behaviour is also a kick in the teeth for people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities who have been harder hit by coronavirus and are more likely to die of it. “People from ethnic minority backgrounds are affected more by this virus and have less money and resources and are less likely to have powerful friends and connections,” she said. “That makes me angry as when people from ethnic minorities are disproportionately affected by coronavirus, why should someone well off and more powerful put other people’s lives at risk by breaking his own laws? She believes it will cost £300,000 to go all the way, and any funds not used for the private prosecution will be donated to Vision Aid Overseas – a charity dedicated to helping those with eyesight problems. “First, I will instruct a barrister to look at what the laws and guidelines were at the time.” she told HuffPost UK.  “People were only allowed to go out once a day for exercise and could only leave the home for essentials. “There was no mention of being able to drive 300 miles for childcare or to get in your car to test your eyesight.” “I have been subjected to nasty comments about my facial features and hairstyle,” she said. Many people supporting Dominic Cummings have also aggressively told me to ‘move on’ – but we should not until he does.” Tasnime Akunjee, the solicitor who Mahsa has instructed to act for her, confirmed to HuffPost UK he had taken on her case.