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Charkaoui launches suit to obtain apology

Montreal, 12 March 2010 – Adil Charkaoui’s fight to clear his name brought him twice to the Supreme Court before he finally won his case in 2009. Now, almost seven years after Mr. Charkaoui was originally arrested in Montreal under a “security certificate” he is taking steps to obtain the apology he needs to finally [...]

Former security certificate detainee Almrei wants apology from government

More than nine weeks after Hassan Almrei was freed by a judge who excoriated Canada’s spy agency for continuing to pursue him, he has yet to hear anything – let alone the apology he craves – from federal security officials. Speaking publicly for the first time since an electronic tracking bracelet was sliced off his [...]

Hassan Almrei Finally Sees End of His Secret Trial Security Certificate!

Detained almost exclusively in solitary confinement since 2001, Almrei now looking to piece his life together (report from the Campaign to Stop Secret trials in Canada) Toronto, December 14, 2009 — The Campaign to Stop Secret Trials in Canada, which for almost a decade has sought abolition of secret hearing security certificates, rejoices in the [...]

Mohammed Zeki Mahjoub needs support

On 30 November 2009, Mohammad Mahjoub received a court order releasing him from the Kingston Immigration Holding Centre (KIHC). Until the court conditions are put in place, he will remain in hospital or prison – an intolerable situation that has already led him to a life-threatening hunger-strike.

Charkaoui free: Last stretch in a long struggle

Messages of congratulations and joy in response to last Thursday’s Federal Court decision to remove all of Adil Charkaoui’s remaining conditions continue to pour in from Halifax to Vancouver. The Coalition Justice for Adil Charkaoui wishes to thank the many thousands of people who contributed, in so many ways, to this wonderful outcome. Without this [...]

Mahmoud Jaballah launches major challenge to security certificate

Following a busy week of activity on the secret hearings front — in which the “security certificate” hounding Adil Charkaoui in Montreal for six years is set to be quashed and major restrictions on the liberty of Mohamed Harkat in Ottawa have been lifted — Toronto’s Mahmoud Jaballah will launch a challenge to his certificate [...]

Charkaoui says ‘au revoir’ to bracelet

Adil Charkaoui dumped the components of a GPS tracking system that let authorities monitor his every move for the past four years into a plastic bag and handed it over to two Canada Border Services agents outside his home.

Mohamed Harkat in court today

OUT OF CONTROL: Lies, Spies and Secret Trials CALL FOR SOLIDARITY FOR MOHAMED AND SOPHIE HARKAT, Security Certificate detainee ==> PLEASE PACK THE COURT:Bail review (hopefully the last one !) hearing on Monday, 21 September at 10am in the Supreme Court of Canada Building (East courtroom) 301 Wellington St., Ottawa Come out to show your [...]

Update on Adil Charkaoui

After six years of subjecting Montrealer Adil Charkaoui to surveillance, imprisonment, and house arrest, the Canadian government finally admitted that they have insufficient evidence to uphold the Security Certificate. Mr. Charkaoui was arrested under a security certificate in May 2003; he spent nearly two years in prison and four years under draconian conditions. The Security [...]

Six years in legal labyrinth

In the topsy-turvy world of security, few stories are more bizarre than that of Adil Charkaoui. Six years ago, the federal government jailed him as an alleged Al Qaeda sleeper agent. Now, it turns out, the government admits it has no credible evidence of that or indeed anything else against him that it’s willing to [...]