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

International State Crime Initiative and Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London

Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 6:00 PM (BST)

Extradited to a Future of Torture: The Reality of...

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This event, hosted by The International State Crime Initiative  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 (solitarywatch.com), 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.



Have questions about Extradited to a Future of Torture: The Reality of Solitary Confinement in America? Contact International State Crime Initiative and Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London

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S-2.08
Strand Campus
King's College London
WC2R 2LS London
United Kingdom

Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 6:00 PM (BST)


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International State Crime Initiative and Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London

The International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) is a community of scholars working to further our understanding of state crime. By state crime we mean state organisational deviance resulting in human rights violations. This includes crimes committed, instigated, or condoned by state agencies or by non-state entities that control substantial territory. The concept of state crime includes but extends beyond legal categories of human rights abuse and international crime. Our focus is on victims as key actors in defining, exposing and challenging state violence and corruption. ISCI is an interdisciplinary forum for research, reportage and debate. Through both empirical and theoretical enquiry we aim to connect rigorous research with emancipatory activism.

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