Maira Mirza

Maira is the Research and Communications Officer at Human Aid & Advocacy. She previously worked as the Campaigns Co-ordinator and Editor at Islam21c. And before this, she achieved an undergraduate and post-graduate degree in Psychology from UCL. Maira has been active in advocating on behalf of persecuted and oppressed communities through her voluntary work at Lighthouse Advocacy, as well as co-ordinating the Stand4Uyghurs campaign, wherein she supported in mobilising the community to defend Uyghur Muslims who are being persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party. She aspires to be a researcher, analysing the state of Muslims being persecuted or oppressed across the globe for their faith.
52 Articles

Uyghur pilgrims detained in Saudi Arabia at risk of deportation to China, Amnesty claims

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"And We made the Sacred House a sanctuary for the people," ... "Whoever enters it should be safe."

“Leave Your Religion at Home”: Campaign Against Hostile & Islamophobic Environment at London Academy of Excellence

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"We had to appoint a lookout every time we had to pray in order to prevent getting caught." "Leave your religion at home" we were told.

Stand4Uyghurs hits the streets of Australia with 50+ Australian Muslim orgs

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This weekend’s demonstrations marked the movement’s expansion to include 50+ Muslim organisations across Australia. And this is only the beginning inshāAllāh...

Why It Is the Ummah’s Obligation to Free Dr Aafia Siddiqui

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Will you join the global online rally this Thursday 24th March for Dr Aafia Siddiqui?

Parliamentary report slams UK Gov for ‘enabling ISIS trafficking’ of vulnerable women & girls

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Here's what you can do following the shocking report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Trafficked Britons in Syria

Biden Steals from Famine-Struck Afghanistan to Serve US Citizens

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“The theft and seizure of money held/frozen by the United States of the Afghan people represents the lowest level of human and moral decay of a country and a nation.”

Indian government officials face investigation for war crimes in Kashmir

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In a grilling 41-page report based on 2000 testimonies taken over the past year, new proofs of torture, kidnapping, as well as the extrajudicial killing of activists, journalists, and other innocent civilians – with the particular targeting of Muslims in the region – point to the culpability of Indian security forces.

Victory for Activists as London Chinese Embassy Fear Protesters #Stand4Uyghurs

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Could it be that the communities acts of solidarity with the Uyghurs are in fact putting pressure on the Chinese government?

Close Down Guantanamo: 20 Years of GITMO

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Yesterday marked 20 years since the opening of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Prison, which is the world’s “infamous symbol of kidnap, torture, and indefinite imprisonment without charge or trial”.

Tesla Condemned for “Complicity” in Uyghur Genocide

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Tesla and Elon Musk face widespread condemnation for the opening of a new showroom in the Chinese region of East Turkistan, where mass oppression and persecution against Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities is being enacted by the Chinese government.