Federal judge formally strikes down security certificate against Adil Charkaoui

Posted by admin on Oct 14th, 2009

October, 14, 2009, THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – A security certificate against a Montreal man ((formerly)) accused of having terrorist ties has officially been declared null and void. Adil Charkaoui says he is elated about the judgment which he received today. He says the certificate has been quashed and that the federal government does not have the right to appeal. Charkaoui tells The Canadian Press he has been waiting for six years to officially be a free man again.

Federal Court Justice Daniele Tremblay-Lamer removed the remaining conditions against Charkaoui at the end of September and said the security certificate would fall.

Charkaoui says he is demanding an apology and compensation from the federal government.

Charkaoui and his supporters are planning a news conference in Montreal later this afternoon.

He says he’ll have more to say when he’s had a chance to read the 68-page decision.

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