This is another account about the Kashmiri men arrested by Indian officials, framed for a crime they did not commit, & incarcerated for 23 years before being acquitted last week. The world has changed considerably–even the occupation has become more brutal–& they are having a wrenching time adjusting to what they have missed & lost. They went into prison as young men & are coming out middle-aged, their youth stolen from them.

Their experience resonates so strongly with the many Black prisoners in the US who were framed & sentenced to life, even the death penalty, on insufficient evidence or no evidence & uncommitted defense attorneys but are now being released after DNA evidence has proven them completely innocent.

In courts of law, there is precious little justice for the oppressed, especially for those who speak out against injustice.