The fight for redress

Nizar KhalayliAt six o’clock in the morning of 30 October 2010, Nizar Khalaili and three of his relatives were arrested after heavily armed police had raided their home. The men’s wives and children caught up in the brutal crackdown. Nizar Khalaili and his relatives were suspected of preparations to commit terrorist acts but after a few days the investigation was closed down. It had turned out that Nizar Khalaili was not even a suspect and would only be heard as a witness.

The Police officers and the prosecutor have in their actions breached Swedish law and violated the individuals’ right to personal freedom and private life, according to Article 5 and 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Civil Rights Defenders is representing Nizar Khalaili and two of his relatives in a complaint against the police in Västra Götaland and the public prosecutor. Hear Nizar Khalaili’s own story about the incident and the fight for redress.

The seminar will be held in Swedish and moderated by Robert Hårdh, Executive Director for Civil Rights Defenders.

Time: Wednesday, 20 February at 9:00 to 10:00 (coffee / tea and sandwiches from 8.30)
Location: Civil Rights Defenders, Stora Nygatan 26, Stockholm

Our office is situated on the second floor and the building lacks ramps, elevators and handicap-accessible bathrooms. If you have special needs, please contact us and we will find a solution.

Sign up via, no later than 18 February.

View the seminar live or afterwards on our Bambuser channel.

Categories: Videos.
Tags: One hour of human rights, Right to Privacy, and Terroristbrott.
Regions: Sweden.