Hamja Ashan is a writer and activist, known for his activism around his brother Syed Talha Ahsan's extradition to the United States and his book, Shy Radicals: The Antisystemic Politics of the Militant Introvert. In his activism for his brother, he ran the Free Talha campaign. Since his brother's release, he has continued to speak about the extradition process. In his book, Shy Radicals, he argues that shy people are oppressed and presents a constitution for Aspergistan, a state for shy people. He is also the co-founder of the DIY Cultures zine festival. He first released Shy Radicals at the festival.