Ehsan Abdulaziz, 46, has been accused of rape by an 18 year old. His DNA was found in her vaginal swabs, yet he claims that "nothing ever happened". Abdulaziz claims that he accidentally fell on the girl and may have penetrated her as a result. He was cleared of rape charges after just 30 minutes of deliberation. Please sign to demand a retrial.
This was an unfair and humiliating hearing weighted in Abulaziz's favour. In addition to the impossible claims of an accidental fall resulting in penetration, Abdulaziz's defence lawyer claimed that the teenage girl was lying because she was embarrassed that her alleged attacker did not want to have sex with her. Judge Martin Griffiths allowed for 20 minutes of Abdulaziz's testimony to be heard in private, a rarely granted exception. This was not a fair trial.
Wealth should not be a means to avoid legal repercussions. Sign this petition to demand that Southwark County Court conduct a fair trial that reflects the serious nature of the allegations. With public backing, Abdulaziz can be tried in a just and transparent way as any citizen, of any income or background, should.