Plea-bargain – Quotes from UK political figures & USA context

Plea-bargains Here are several quotes from all parties public figures At HOUSE OF LORDS SELECT COMMITTEE on Extradition : pressure to plea-bargain was the central issues http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/lords-select/extradition-law/news/3rd-session/ There should be transcript / video available soon - —- “We make no secret of the fact...

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(Archive) EVENT: Manchester 21 June 2014: talk on Talha poetry at Racism, Writing & Resistance 2pm – City College Longsight

Talha brother Hamja will be speaking about use of literature and poetry in Extradition and prison campaign work. With readings of Talha’s poetry.   Dr. Nisha Kapoor shall speak too on related issues.   There will avocal rendition of Talha’s poetry.   Stall with merchandise. SHARE Facebook event:   Free – all welcome. No booking...

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Talha Ahsan collaboration with artist Damon Kowarsky in issue 2 of Poetry & Paint magazine

A collaboration between poet Talha Ahsan and artist Damon Kowarsky is published in the latest edition of Poetry and Paint – a regular magazine of poetry and illustration. The latest edition is themed around Space. Featured is a poem written by Talha produced in Syria Lines for H – the failed engagement The poem is translated into Arabic by Mahjub Monzer This...

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World Poetry Day – 21 March – Share Talha’s poetry with the world

World Poetry Day 21st March 2014 21st March is United Nations Poetry Day : http://portal.unesco.org/culture/en/files/19160/10793708893PROCLAMATION1.pdf/PROCLAMATION1.pdf VIDEO : Teaching Poetry to Prisoners with Pat Winslow and Mike Marqusee : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1-E-WMNqO0 reading of 3 new poems by Pat Winslow about Talha & new poem read by Mike...

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Press Release : Talha Ahsan Family Campaign on Extradition nominated for Liberty Human Right Heroes Award 2013

22nd November 2013 The family-run campaign of an extradited British Citizen has been nominated for a Liberty Human Right Award 2013 for highlighting the injustice of summary Extradition through the creative arts and “inspiring” leadership. Hamja Ahsan, Talha’s younger brother by 1 year and a curator and artist by profession. He has been selected by Liberty: “For...

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Interview – Shami Chakrabarti: “When fear stalks the land, people throw principles aside”

A year ago, Talha Ahsan, a British poet with Asperger’s, was extradited to a supermax prison in the US. Shami Chakrabati, director of human rights organisation Liberty, speaks to Hamja Ahsan, coordinator of the Free Talha campaign, about the cruel absurdities of UK extradition policy. By Shami Chakrabarti, Hamja Ahsan and Turab Shah This interview was...

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