More than 40 organizations and prominent Canadians have sent out statements of support and reacted to the new pathology report, demanding accountability of the guards who killed Soleiman Faqiri.
This came after Ontario’s chief forensic pathologist released a new pathology report which has now determined that the actions of the guards led to the death of Soleiman, nullifying a 2017 report which found his death to be “unascertained”.
Statements were from prominent organizations such as the Ontario New Democratic Party, the Schizophrenia Society of Canada, the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies and Arch Disability Law Centre.
Here are some recent examples:
"We are finally seeing some sense of justice for Mr. Faqiri and his family. His death was due to inappropriate use of deadly force rather than the correctional officers utilizing de-escalation techniques to help Mr. Faqiri in his crisis. The Schizophrenia Society of...
"Although it is important that the new report makes findings consistent with the evidence, in my humble opinion, it is reprehensible that these findings are only being made now. What Soli's family, what Ashley Smith's and Christina Jahn's families and all of us now...