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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LISTEN Podcast : Prison Poetries at Royal Festival Hall 2014 with Marek Kazmierski, Pat Winslow, Hamja Ahsan
LISTEN Podcast : Prison Poetries at Royal Festival Hall 2014 with Marek Kazmierski, Pat Winslow, Hamja Ahsan
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A. L. Kennedy says #WelcomeHomeTalha
A. L. Kennedy says #WelcomeHomeTalha
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Sheikh Sulaiman Ghani says #WelcomeHomeTalha
Sheikh Sulaiman Ghani says #WelcomeHomeTalha
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London EVENT 28th January 2015: Extradition event at LSE featuring Gareth Peirce, Jeanne Theoharis & Saskia Sassen – 6.30pm
London EVENT 28th January 2015: Extradition event at LSE featuring Gareth Peirce, Jeanne Theoharis & Saskia Sassen – 6.30pm
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VIDEO: Defend the Right to Protest 2014 National conference – Opening Plenary featuring Hamja Ahsan
VIDEO: Defend the Right to Protest 2014 National conference – Opening Plenary featuring Hamja Ahsan
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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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