Petition update

6,043 days Fighting Deportation to Torture: Call Trudeau to Say Enough is Enough

Matthew Behrens
Ottawa, Canada

Jun 26, 2019 — 

On Wednesday, June 26, the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, help out somehow who has spent the past 6,043 days living under the threat of deportation to torture: Ottawa refugee Mohamed Harkat. Call Justin Trudeau at 613-992-4211 and remind him that no one should ever face the prospect of torture. Indeed, the threat of that hanging over someone's head for over 16.5 years is itself a form of torture.

Here is a suggested message you can use (if you're comfortable, please leave your name and where you are calling from to show that we have support from across the country!):

"Hello Prime Minister Trudeau. My name is ______________ and I'm calling from ______________. I'm calling about the case of Mohamed Harkat. He is a refugee in Canada facing deportation to torture in Algeria. Mr. Trudeau, you have said no one should ever be tortured. That should be true for Moe, too. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale has the power today to allow Moe to stay in Canada under a section of the refugee legislation that says "it is not contrary to the national interest" to allow him to stay. Please speak with Minister Goodale, live up to your word, and make the right decision: let Moe Harkat stay in Canada. Thank you."

Here's two other quick and easy things you can do.

1. Sign a letter: Once you have made your call, please visit to send a letter to your own MP, the PM and federal ministers, asking them to act now. It is simple and fast to do so here! We need all MPs to know that the pressure is on to oppose torture and to keep Moe in Canada.

2. Share this link on your facebook, instagram, twitter, other social media pages, and via email to encourage friends to sign this petition:

Thank you! (If you cannot do this on June 26, June 27 or June 28 works too!)


Stop Canadian Involvement in Torture

  • Shared on Facebook
  • Tweet

Keep fighting for people power!

Politicians and rich CEOs shouldn't make all the decisions. Today we ask you to help keep free and independent. Our job as a public benefit company is to help petitions like this one fight back and get heard. If everyone who saw this chipped in monthly we'd secure's future today. Help us hold the powerful to account. Can you spare a minute to become a member today?

I'll power Change with $5 monthlyPayment method