Collateral Damage

“Surviving Surveillance, Catering to America”: A mother copes with the unjust arrest and incarceration of her son.

Shahina Parveen is the mother of Shahawar Matin Siraj, who was convicted in 2007 of allegedly conspiring to plant bombs in a Manhattan subway.

Shahina maintains her son, Matin, is in prison for a crime he never committed. Human Rights Watch said in its 2014 report that Matin was a victim of the New York Police Department’s “sting operation” or entrapment, where police informants encourage vulnerable targets to commit acts of terrorism. Read more…

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