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Extradited to a Future of Torture: The Reality of Solitary Confinement in America

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This event, hosted by ISCI, will feature the UK premiere of the new documentary by Valerie Kaur of Yale Visual Law. The documentary, entitled The Worst of the Worst, is a portrait of Northern Correctional Institution, a US supermax prison in Connecticut to which British citizens Babar Ahmed and Talha Ahsan were extradited in 2012. Before the film showing, Tessa Murphy of Amnesty International will introduce the issue of solitary confinement as a human rights concern. Then special guests from America, James Ridgeway and Jean Casella (, will give a presentation a supermax prisons and solitary confinement in America. After the film showing, Hamja Ahsan, the brother of Talha Ahsan, will read from Talha’s new supermax prison writings and answer questions about his brother’s conditions.

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