15th October is Eid – Post your card ASAP
Eid cards to prisoners – (card will take a few days to arrive from UK BUT better later than never & though appreciated)Talha appreciates the love & solidarity of his non-muslim friends sending him Eid cards too!

(Please do email info@freetalha.org with WRITE2TALHA in subject header so I can stay in touch with people who write – please also say which city you are from)

Many Muslims in the United Kingdom (UK) celebrate Eid-al-Adha, which commemorates Ibrahim’s (Abraham) willingness to sacrifice his son to God. This festival also marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.

This is Talha 2nd Eid in a US prison – a country he had never set foot – and 16th Eid without family & friends in US prison

“Talha is the most generous, wonderful, amusing letter writer” – Victoria Brittain (Guardian editor & Journalist Author of Shadow Lives)

Guidelines for writing to Talha Ahsan in USA

Syed Talha Ahsan
CT. Department of Correction
Northern Correctional Institution
287 Bilton Road
Somers, Connecticut
CT 06071

Talha appreciates and loves to receive letters. Thank you for solidarity. He usually writes back to everyone who writes to him. As he is in pre-trial solitary confinement, this company is of great value.

Write your postal return address on the back. Any letter without a postal address will not pass through and be destroyed.

Note from US Attorney : “Talha would like to receive personal communications but does not want to receive any letters regarding any case-related discussion of any kind. Copies of all incoming mail to Talha will be provided to and reviewed by the United States Attorney’s Office. We urge people to exercise caution and avoid any discussion related to the pending charges or legal proceedings.” So please do not write anything related to the trial / allegations / indictment & charges, as this may harm the case. It best to keep writing about personal things like hobbies & past-times & book you read etc.

Talha has no access to education or a library just a small trolley of books and no poetry. He has requested academic articles, short stories and can also send him poetry. If would like to send any – he would be very grateful.

Please avoid foreign languages. This includes Arabic or Islamic terms which may result in delays in communication.

OTHER INSTRUCTIONS: Newspaper cuttings are NOT allowed. Cards and letters by children with stickers and collages are NOT allowed. Stamps are NOT allowed News and other sensible material printed off the internet are OK
Alternatively, you can email a message of support to info@freetalha.org which we can forward to him on your behalf.

Do not send any books in a personal parcel. Books can be sent directly through Amazon or publisher (not 2nd hand sellers) – but write to Talha first to see if he is not overwhelmed with reading material.

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