Ahsan is not asking for much, just justice

and the right to be treated as we would want our own brothers and sisters treated

About Talha

Talha Ahsan is a British-born poet and translator with Asperger syndrome who was extradited to the US on 5th October 2012 after over 6 years of detention without charge or trial.

He had never set foot on US soil prior to his extradition…

 

He is currently detained in Northern Correctional Facility – a “supermax” prison housing deathrow inmates in Connecticut¬†- where he has been detained in indefinate solitary confinement since his extradition. He entered into a plea-bargain on 10th December 2013.

Free Talha Ahsan campaign director Hamja Ahsan was shortlisted for the LIBERTY Human Rights Award 2013 for this campaign on extradition. Read on and become part of the growing community of solidarity and justice …

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Statements of Support

I know Syed Talha Ahsan as a friend and in his capacity as a writer and commentator on Islamic issues, current affairs and the plight of those facing injustice. I found him to be a sincere, caring and rational person. He was one who consistently provided a voice for those less fortunate or those facing oppression.

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From The Blog

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VIDEO Interview with Artist Taxi Driver Mark McGowan (July 2013)
VIDEO Interview with Artist Taxi Driver Mark McGowan (July 2013)
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FILM : Introducing Hamja Ahsan & Free Talha Ahsan campaign by Art Begets Spirit 2014
FILM : Introducing Hamja Ahsan & Free Talha Ahsan campaign by Art Begets Spirit 2014
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VIDEO: Hamja Ahsan speaking at Shaker Aamer Rally marking 12 years of Guantanamo detention Event (November 2013)
VIDEO: Hamja Ahsan speaking at Shaker Aamer Rally marking 12 years of Guantanamo detention Event (November 2013)
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VIDEO: On Family Campaigns – Hamja Ahsan on panel with Marcia Rigg & Ken Fero
VIDEO: On Family Campaigns – Hamja Ahsan on panel with Marcia Rigg & Ken Fero
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VIDEO: Extradition: The Question of Citizenship in the War on Terror (Bradford University)
VIDEO: Extradition: The Question of Citizenship in the War on Terror (Bradford University)
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VIDEO: Teaching Poetry to Prisoners – with Talha’s Poetry Tutor Pat Winslow & Mike Marqusee (IHRC Bookshop)
VIDEO: Teaching Poetry to Prisoners – with Talha’s Poetry Tutor Pat Winslow & Mike Marqusee (IHRC Bookshop)
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VIDEO: TV Interview with Hamja Ahsan on RT In the Now (May 2014)- “Little GITMO in the heart of the Big Apple – a drop in the ocean of US mass incarceration”
VIDEO: TV Interview with Hamja Ahsan on RT In the Now (May 2014)- “Little GITMO in the heart of the Big Apple – a drop in the ocean of US mass incarceration”
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EVENT: Sunday 25 May 2014: 3pm Prison Creative Solidarity Networks – Rich Mix, London
EVENT: Sunday 25 May 2014: 3pm Prison Creative Solidarity Networks – Rich Mix, London
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