Peter Tabuns MPP, Toronto-Danforth

Government of Ontario

Ontario NDP statement in response to coroner’s report into the death of Soleiman Faqiri

Published on August 10, 2021

BRAMPTON — Gurratan Singh, Justice critic for the Official Opposition NDP, released the following statement in response to a new report and new finding by Ontario’s chief pathologist in the death of Soleiman, which overturns Faqiri’s Unascertained death status:
“Our hearts and minds are with Soleiman Faqiri’s family. They have endured the pain of being reminded of the details of Soleiman’s violent and heartbreaking death, again and again, in their fight for justice. I hope today’s report offers hope in the truth— confirming what the Faqiri family has always known about Soleiman’s death.
This is a step forward in the quest for justice, but true justice would be for Soleiman to be alive today.
In light of this report, the death of Soleiman Faqiri must be re-investigated and anyone found responsible must be held accountable. Ontarians also deserve systemic change in the criminal justice system to ensure that people experiencing mental illness get help, not violence.”