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It has been two years now since Soleiman Faqiri’s soul was taken away from us. Instead of getting any answers, we only have more questions. Still no accountability. Still no justice. Still, we will not rest.2 years later, we are gathering to grieve once more. We will be holding a vigil at Dundas Square on December 15th 2018 to mark the 2 year anniversary of Soleiman’s unjust killing. Please join us in remembering Soleiman, and every other individual that has been targeted, discriminated against, and killed by the state’s broken criminal justice system. We are calling upon everyone that has seen and experienced the injustices that the criminal system continually produces, especially against the most vulnerable.We will not rest until our demands are met.Please keep in mind that this is an outdoor vigil, so please dress warmly. Everyone is welcome.NOTE: WE WILL BE USING FLOWERS INSTEAD OF CANDLES AT THE VIGIL.Soleiman’s stay at the CECC was meant to be a temporary measure, yet it ended up being fatal. Soleiman needed a bed and a doctor, instead he was isolated, cuffed, and beaten to death. Soleiman was not the first or last individual with a mental illness to die in an Ontario prison. We recognize the importance of advocating for those with mental illnesses and the need for accountability and transparency. We appreciate all those who stand in solidarity with us.Speakers:Desmond Cole – Civil and Human Rights Activist, and Freelance ColumnistImam Yasin Dwyer – Muslim Chaplain of Ryerson UniversityDr. Fariha Khan – Member of Board of Directors of Naseeha Youth Helpline, the National Council of Canadian Muslims, and Islamic Relief CanadaPelatin Faqiri – Soleiman's sisterSameh Helmy – Community Activist and Spoken Word Artist...and more
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