Today, Wednesday Jan. 30, at 7pm in the Student Union Building at Dalhousie University, Room 303, we are holding a Justice for Soli event in concert with the vigil in Toronto. Join Ashley Smith’s family on Bell Let’s Talk Day to talk about deaths in custody of people with mental illness in Canada.
Soleiman Faqiri was suffering from schizophrenia when he was killed two years ago in Lindsay jail. Due to the advocacy of his family, the investigation into his death was re-opened. Last week, the Fifth Estate investigated Soleiman’s death.
In solidarity with his family and the families of all these killed in prison we gather on Bell Let’s Talk Day to demand justice.