No Separate Justice April Vigil: Mahdi Hashi


Add to My Calendar Monday, April 6, 2015 6:00pm

Please join us on April 6th as we continue to build a growing voice of people of conscience and shine a light together to expose the human rights abuses happening across our country in these cases.

On April 6th, the No Separate Justice (NSJ) coalition will highlight the case of Madhi Hashi. Mahdi Hashi is a youth worker from London who worked with young Somalis in the city, before coming under pressure to be an informant for the British government. He refused and, while visiting family in Somalia, was told by the British government that he had been stripped of his citizenship and made stateless. In the hope of appealing against the revocation, he travelled to neighbouring Djibouti, where there is a British consulate. He alleges he was then arrested by the Djibouti police, interrogated by the CIA, and threatened with torture. He was then flown to New York by the US government to face “material support” for terrorism charges and is currently being held at MCC, where he has spent more than two years in pre-trial solitary confinement under Special Administrative Measures that prevent him from communicating with the outside world.

In addition, demands by UN Rapporteur on Torture Juan Mendez to be allowed to visit Federal Prisons, especially Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC), will be discussed. There will also be legal updates to cases and issues highlighted by No Separate Justice.

What: Monthly NSJ Vigil: Mahdi Hashi
Where: MCC, 150 Park Row
When: Monday, April 6th at 6:00-7:00 p.m.
RSVP: Click here to join the Facebook event

Directions to Vigil: The closest subway to MCC is the 4,5, or 6 train to Brooklyn Bridge - walk up Centre Street to Foley Square and look for Pearl Street which is in between the two huge federal courthouses on Foley Square. Walk down Pearl Street one block to where it dead ends on Park Row - the vigil takes place there on the corner across from the entrance to MCC.

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March 31, 2015