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On December 10, Call/Write/Sign to Stop Ottawa Refugee Moe Harkat's Deportation to Torture

Matthew Behrens
Ottawa, Canada

Dec 9, 2019 — 

On Tuesday, December 10, please call/write the new Public Safety Minister Bill Blair (613-995-0284, and sign an excellent letter to the Prime Minister at to demand that Canada Stop Mohamed Harkat's deportation to torture, and allow him to become a permanent resident of Canada so he can finally, after 23 years of suffering, get on with his life. This will be the 17th anniversary of Moe's arrest on a secret hearing security certificate in 2002 and the beginning of a nightmare marked by: baseless secret allegations that Moe was never allowed to see and contest; secret informants who failed lie detector tests, had affairs with their CSIS handlers, and were never cross-examined; key “evidence” that was destroyed before his arrest; years in solitary confinement and over a decade under brutal house arrest and constant surveillance; and the constant threat of deportation to torture, which still hangs over his head.

Please join us in reminding the new Public Safety Minister about Prime Minister Trudeau’s admonition about torture, delivered in October, 2017: “I hope people remember to demand of  governments, this one and all future governments, that nobody ever has their fundamental rights violated either through inaction or deliberate action by Canadian governments. Nobody ever deserves to be tortured. And when a Canadian government is either complicit in that or was not active enough in preventing it, there needs to be responsibility taken.”

Please write and call on December 10, and sign the letter referenced above. Help bring this nightmare to an end.

Thank you!

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