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Protest demands Munir Farooqi has access to healthcare in Wakefield prison

Issue No. 2449

Some 50 justice campaigners gathered outside HMP Wakefield on 5 April in support of Munir Farooqi, a victim of a serious miscarriage of justice. 

They were demanding accountability concerning his alleged continued inadequate access to medical care.

Munir was arrested in 2009 after counter-terrorism officers said he had solicited them to become killers. 

Munir’s family accuse the operatives of entrapment. Campaigners allege that staff at the prison continue to deny Munir access to much needed medical attention, medication and diabetic diet plans. 

Supporters came from across the country to the protest and rally called by the Free Munir Farooqi campaign.

Many spoke of his concern to engage and change negative perceptions of Islam and Muslims after 9/11 in his local community and his work in Gaza.

Speakers urged campaigners to contact the governor of HMP Wakefield, sign the online petition, send letters to local councillors and MPS and raise awareness of the case on social media.

Thanks to Sairah Yassir

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Tue 14 Apr 2015, 16:52 BST
Issue No. 2449
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