Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain and One Law for All stand in unequivocal solidarity with Southall Black Sisters and its Director Selma Taha who was the victim of racist abuse and violence whilst on the tube with friends in September last year. A complaint was made against an off-duty police officer who failed to intervene at the time.

We are outraged to learn that the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is not taking real action against the racist perpetrator other than a caution and instead is targeting Selma and her friends who have spoken out against racist violence and abuse in a continuation of the criminalisation of black women who refuse and resist.

The first appearance in court of Selma and her friends will be on 11 April 2024 at Highbury Magistrates Court. Needless to say, our organisations will be there to demonstrate our support and fight for justice.

Join us in solidarity with Selma, her friends and SBS from 9am, 11 April at Highbury Magistrates Court, N7 8JW.

See Southall Black Sisters statement here.