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, translator and human rights campaigner with Asperger syndrome who was extradited to the US on 5th October 2012 after over 6 years of detention without charge, trial or prima-facie evidence.

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

 

He was 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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London event – 13 December 2014 (2pm – 6.30pm): Institutional Islamophobia: A conference to examine state racism and social engineering of the Muslim community
London event – 13 December 2014 (2pm – 6.30pm): Institutional Islamophobia: A conference to examine state racism and social engineering of the Muslim community
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ARCHIVE: London Event – 16th November 2014 – Defend the Right to Protest – Opening Plenary  11am SOAS
ARCHIVE: London Event – 16th November 2014 – Defend the Right to Protest – Opening Plenary 11am SOAS
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ARCHIVE: Criminalising Islam: A Panel Discussion featuring Hamja Ahsan- Friday 14th November 2014 5pm SOAS Room: KLT
ARCHIVE: Criminalising Islam: A Panel Discussion featuring Hamja Ahsan- Friday 14th November 2014 5pm SOAS Room: KLT
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ACTION: Sign petition – Allow United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture access to US Supermax Prisons
ACTION: Sign petition – Allow United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture access to US Supermax Prisons
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ARCHIVE 2014: LONDON EVENT 2nd Nov 1pm – Bishopsgate Institute (Great Hall): Fighting for the right to life: State racism and the enduring criminalisation via the War on Terror //
ARCHIVE 2014: LONDON EVENT 2nd Nov 1pm – Bishopsgate Institute (Great Hall): Fighting for the right to life: State racism and the enduring criminalisation via the War on Terror //
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Julia O’Dwyer says #WelcomeHomeTalha – campaigning mother of Extradition victim Richard O’Dwyer
Julia O’Dwyer says #WelcomeHomeTalha – campaigning mother of Extradition victim Richard O’Dwyer
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Helena Kennedy QC says #WelcomeHomeTalha
Helena Kennedy QC says #WelcomeHomeTalha
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ARCHIVE: London Event: 19th October – Prison Poetry reading of Talha Ahsan work with Kirsten Irving. Torriano Meeting House
ARCHIVE: London Event: 19th October – Prison Poetry reading of Talha Ahsan work with Kirsten Irving. Torriano Meeting House
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