ike Ottawa's Mohamed Harkat, Mr.
Mahjoub is one of five Muslim men who have been struggling for justice in Canada
against so-called security certificates. Security certificates allow the
government to indefinitely detain or deport people on the basis of their
profile. All on the basis of secret information which the Canadian Security
Intelligence Service (CSIS) has admitted was likely obtained under torture or
which it destroyed.
A very broad coalition of organizations across
Canada has come together in a vibrant campaign of opposition to security
certificates and support for the five men. View at www.harkatstatement.com
This is the first time that Mr. Mahjoub has been able to leave Toronto
in 12 years. However, the father of two, an accepted refugee in Canada, remains
under heavily intrusive control orders (some of the toughest conditions in
Canadian history) and is still fighting his security certificate before the
Mr. Mahjoub is in Ottawa to kick off his TWELVE YEAR TOUR, a
speaking tour which will also take him to Montreal, Kingston, Guelph,
Kitchener-Waterloo, Toronto and London. The tour is supported by CAIR-CAN,
Canadian Labour Congress, the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group, No
One Is Illegal (London, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver - Coast Salish
Territories), and Prism Magazine.
The federal court has maintained that
the presumption of innocence does not apply in security certificate cases. In 12
years, the government has been unable to present any evidence against Mr.
Information about the
514 222 0205
Justice for Mahjoub
More on Mahjoub: www.supportmahjoub.org/background/summary-2/
Security certificates: www.supportmahjoub.org/background/security-certificates/