31 May 2011, Montreal — Abousfian Abdelrazik, a Montreal man whose story of torture and exile became a major scandal for the Canadian government in 2009, was refused child assistance benefits earlier this month. A letter from Québec’s Régie des rentes informed Mr. Abdelrazik that the application on behalf of his two children could not [...]
The UN’s “no-fly list,” also known as the “1267 List” was created in 1999, under the authority of UN Security Council 1267 to sanction people suspected of having links to terrorism. Suspicion is enough; no criminal convictions are required. Those named to the list are subject to an arms embargo, an asset freeze and a [...]
By Sophie Lamarche
What was expected to be the end of a long nightmare and a great end to 2010 turned out to be a disaster. We can’t really put 2010 behind us because our battle continues. On Dec. 9th, 2010, the day before International Human Rights Day and the 8th-year anniversary of my husband Mohamed [...]
Take action: March 14 to 25th
by Project Fly Home
Profiled, put under intrusive surveillance, imprisoned, tortured, exiled, and blacklisted – Abousfian Abdelrazik’s story reads like a catalogue of the repressive tools of the Orwellian “war on terror.” And he is still not free of the shackles placed on him by the Canadian state and its partners, [...]
[ March 10, 2011; 7:00 pm; ] Location: University of Winnipeg, Room 1L04 (first door to your right from the Ellice entrance).
Speakers from the Solidarity Committee for Ethiopian Political Prisoners and the Eritrean-Canadian Human Rights Group of Manitoba will discuss torture, political killings and disappearances in Ethiopia and Eritrea. They will share the work of their organizations [...]
Feb. 12, 2011: Winnipeggers rally at the Manitoba Legislature in support of Saeed Malekpour, an Iranian-Canadian facing execution in Iran. Photo: Paul Graham
By Paul S. Graham
Saeed Malekpour is an Iranian-Canadian awaiting execution in Iran’s infamous Evin prison. He’s been held there since 2008 when he was arrested on charges related to developing and [...]
Statement Against Security Certificates
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”.
The new version of this measure – which included only cosmetic changes in [...]
By Glenn Greenwald, Salon.com, Dec. 15, 2010
Bradley Manning, the 22-year-old U.S. Army Private accused of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks, has never been convicted of that crime, nor of any other crime. Despite that, he has been detained at the U.S. Marine brig in Quantico, Virginia for five months — and [...]
Tom Flanagan’s “Joke” directed against Wikileaks Julian Assange
by Prof. Michael Keefer, Global Research, Dec. 7, 2010
Tom Flanagan, University of Calgary political science professor, right-wing pundit, and mentor and former senior advisor to Prime Minister Harper, has earned himself more international media attention during the past week than even he may have an appetite for.
On November [...]
By The People’s Commission Network, Dec. 9, 2010
Federal Court Judge Simon Noel today ruled to uphold the security certificate against Mohamed Harkat as “reasonable”.
December 10th is International Human Rights Day and the 8th anniversary of Mohamed’s arrest under a security certificate. On December 10th, people in Ottawa and Montreal will come together [...]