What Are We Calling For?

ACCOUNTABILITY

Criminal Charges
must be laid against the guards who are responsible for Soleiman’s death.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

The Ontario Premier
must make an official apology to the Faqiri Family for death of Soleiman Faqiri.

REFORM

Institutional Change
must be made in regards to Mental Health Training in the Prison system.

Campaign Developments

Investigations and Documentaries

Partners and Supporters

Testimonials

“Someone who needed help was killed under government care. My brother needed a bed and a doctor, and instead he got handcuffs and fists. My brother should not have died the way he died. No human being should have.”

Soleiman’s Older Brother,

Yusuf Faqiri

“The Faqiri family has been waiting for years for someone to explain how this could have happened.  This legal action seeks to uncover the truth about what happened to Soleiman, why it happened, and to make sure it won’t happen to anyone ever again.  This is about truth and accountability.”

Faqiri Family lawyer,

Nader Hasan

“At first, no single injury stood out as being more likely than another to have caused Soleiman’s death. But it now appears that the coroner wasn’t given the whole story. Corrections staff told the coroner that Soleiman was only held down by his legs and arms. According to the eyewitness, this was not true. If a guard did in fact kneel down on Soleiman’s neck, this would support that Soleiman was the victim of a restraint related death.”

Faqiri Family lawyer,

Ted Marrocco

“Years drag by without meaningful answers for the family of Soli Faqiri, and without accountability for Soli’s death in government care. A thorough and transparent investigation into the incident and those responsible is just the start because clearly there are many systemic failures that led to this sick
and vulnerable man’s death.”

Paul Champ,

Human Rigths Lawyer

“His memory does and should bring shame to any goverment who fails to do the right thing.”

Prof. Faisal Bhabah

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About the Movement

The movement was founded by Soleiman’s eldest brother, Yusuf Faqiri, only one or two days after his brother’s murder and a number of friends at McMaster University. In early 2017, the McMaster Muslims for Peace and Justice became the first organization to completely throw its support behind Justice for Soli, transforming what was previously a small group of friends and family into a larger social justice movement with hundreds of supporters. Today over 100 organizations have affiliated and supported the movement to bring transparency and accountability for Soleiman Faqiri.