Partnerships and support

Over the past few years, the Justice for Soli movement has gained the support of partner organizations concerned with the rights of the mentally ill (ex. The Schizophrenia Society of Canada, Naseeha Mental Health, the Muslim Medical Association of Canada, Across Boundaries), prisoner rights and prison reform (the Elizabeth Fry Society, Bar None, and East Coast Prison Justice Society, No One Is Illegal), and general human rights (ex. the BC Civil Liberties Association, the National Council of Canadian Muslims). These partner organizations (and many others) have issued statements of support and shared panels with Justice for Soli.

About the Movement

Justice for Soli was founded by Soleiman’s eldest brother, Yusuf Faqiri, only one or two days after his brother’s murder in December 2016. 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 once a small group of friends and family into a larger social justice movement with hundreds of supporters. Today, over 100 organizations are affiliated with Justice for Soli, supporting the movement in its fight for justice, transparency and accountability.