Justice for Soli

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WHEREAS Soleiman (Soli) Faqiri was a man with schizoaffective disorder who was subjected to restraints, pepper spray and isolation while in prison, which ultimately led to his death. 

WHEREAS during Soleiman Faqiri's time in correctional facilities, he was awaiting a medical evaluation but was not able to see a psychiatrist or have access to hospital resources despite experiencing an acute mental health crisis. 

WHEREAS the inquest in Soleiman Faqiri's death deemed his murder a tragic and preventable homicide.

WHEREAS the inquest report offered 57 recommendations to the provincial government to improve mental health resources in the criminal justice system. 

WHEREAS prisons are not an appropriate place to treat mental health crises.


WE, the undersigned, petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as follows: