source: Socialist Worker
published: 29 July 2014
Talha’s brother Hamja Ahsan talked to Socialist Worker about Talha’s experience. “Talha is now in an immigration centre,” he said. “We haven’t been told when they will let him fly home.
“All our family feel it’s hard to spend another Eid without him. My parents can’t be happy until he’s here in front of them. I visited Talha before the sentencing. It was so harsh that there were several suicide attempts while he was there. You smell and see blood.
“Talha’s cell was a concrete tomb. He was locked up for 23 hours a day with the only human contact while being strip searched.”