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.
54 Articles

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.

China’s Accomplices of Torture

9 Min Read

Every form of torture and interrogation would have followed a chain of command and is ‘probably recorded in writing’.

The People Declare China Guilty of Genocide

8 Min Read

“The allegations are of the gravest human rights violations and international crimes,” said Sir Geoffrey Nice, the tribunal’s chair.