Who Killed My Brother: The Tragic Death of Soleiman Faqiri

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Event date: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 19:00
Name of Organization: 
Schulich School of Law
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Location: 
Room 104, Schulich School of Law, Weldon Law Building, 6061 University Ave., Halifax

For more than two years since Soleiman Faqiri's death in a Lindsay, Ont., jail cell, no one has been able to tell his family how the 30-year-old man with mental illness died while imprisoned and suffering from schizophrenia. At this public lecture, Yusuf Faqiri will talk about his brother's death. Through Yusuf’s efforts, an investigation into Soli’s death has been reopened. Yusuf will speak about deaths in custody, the journey to justice for his brother, and the treatment of mental illness in Canada. Halifax-based prisoners' advocate and spoken-word poet El Jones will comment and contribute a poem.