Inclusion Media release

PSA: Virtual vigil, deaths in custody (call for submissions)

December 15 will mark the third anniversary of Soleiman Faqiri’s death in an Ontario jail.  Soli, who struggled with mental health problems, was beaten to death by guards in his cell.  

On Dec 15, vigils will be held in Toronto, Montreal, and other Canadian cities, in remembrance of Soli and all those who have died in custody.

East Coast Prison Justice Society, in partnership with the Black Power Hour, Elizabeth Fry Societies (Mainland and Cape Breton), Women’s Wellness Within, the Dalhousie Prison Justice Society, and Coverdale Courtwork Society, will be hosting an ONLINE VIGIL beginning December 15, in solidarity with Justice for Soli and in remembrance of those who have died in custody.  

The vigil will be hosted on the East Coast Prison Justice facebook site from December 15-24.

We are asking for submissions on the theme of deaths in custody — drawings, poems, links to related materials.    

Submissions may be sent to   

We urge you to submit material by Friday December 13, for posting by the launch date of Dec 15.  However, we will continue to accept submissions until December 24.Please share the attached poster with your networks, and follow East Coast Prison Justice Society on facebook on December 15 and for the 10 days that follow. 

“No Justice, No Peace”

Yours in solidarity, East Coast Prison Justice Society