Alternatives sought to deporting terror suspects

Posted by admin on Jan 27th, 2011

The Canadian Press, January 27, 2011

The federal government is quietly studying alternatives to deporting terrorism suspects under the much-maligned national security certificate as attempts to remove them get bogged down in the courts. The effort reflects candid federal admissions that it’s almost impossible to send non-citizens with alleged terror links to their home countries because they may be tortured or killed.

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Documents Reveal Government in Dilemma on Security Certificates

Posted by admin on Jan 26th, 2011

Michael Larsen, Prism Magazine, 26 January 2011

On January 21, 2011, Mohamed Harkat, his wife Sophie, his lawyer Matt Webber, a group of supporters and members of the media converged on the Ottawa offices of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), where Harkat was served with paperwork announcing the commencement of a deportation process against him. The filing of these documents comes in the wake of the Federal Court’s December 2010 decision to uphold the security certificate against Harkat and, in so doing, extend the veneer of legitimacy that covers the secret trial process. Matthew Behrens has unpacked the decision and discussed its implications in two articles for Prism (Part 1 and Part 2).

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Lawyer vows all-out fight against terror suspect’s deportation order

Posted by admin on Jan 21st, 2011

By Mohammed Adam, Postmedia News, Jan. 21, 2011

OTTAWA — Saying his client is innocent, Ottawa lawyer Matt Webber vowed Friday to fight a deportation order against Mohamed Harkat all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada, if necessary.

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Fighting for Mohamed Harkat

Posted by admin on Jan 11th, 2011

By Sophie Harkat,, January 11, 2011

Eight years ago, on Dec. 10th, 2002, Mohamed Harkat was arrested and thrown in jail for alleged and unproven terrorism offenses, and faces deportation to his native Algeria. His wife Sophie describes the impact of the prosecution against him and of the recent judicial setback in his case, when Justice Simon Noel upheld the security certificate issued against him.

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Statement Against Security Certificates

Posted by admin on Dec 16th, 2010

The petition can be accessed here.

We, the undersigned, have grave concerns regarding the continued use of sections 9, 76-87 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, which allow for the imprisonment in Canada of refugees and permanent residents under the authority of a “Security Certificate”.

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