QUOTES & Testimonials 

Harsha Walia, Executive Director of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association

Senator Peter M. Boehm

Chris Summerville, CEO of the Schizophrenia Society of Canada

“The family of Soleiman Faqiri was devastated to learn that the Ontario Provincial Police would not be pressing charges in the death of their brother in the Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay, Ontario, in December 2016. Soleiman Faqiri, who was living with Schizophrenia, was beaten to death by several guards while in the correctional centre. For the Faqiri family and the families of all prisoners who have died in prisons around the world, justice is elusive”

– Emilie Coyle, Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies

Senator Kim Pate

Shahina Siddiqui, Executive Director of the Islamic Social Services Association

Rabia Khedr, CEO of Deen Support Services

Dr. Idris Elbakri, former President of the Manitoba Islamic Association

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.