Two letters of protest to Anne McLellan

posted on February 11, 2004 | in Category Security Certificates | PermaLink

Included below are two letters that were recently sent to Anne McLellan regarding the injustice of security certificates and the secret trials that come of them.

One was written by me (Brian O'Connor). I borrowed heavily from Matthew Behren's sample letter.

The other is an email written by Linda Belanger. Please consider writing to Ms. McLellan yourself.

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Date: February 6, 2004

Dear Ms. McLellan,

I am sending you four pens which do not work (enclosed) so that the next time CSIS comes to you to sign a secret trial security certificate, you won't have the ink to do so.

As a result of the issuing of security certificates there are now six individuals (five of them Muslim men) who have been detained in Canada without charge or bail. One man has been held in solitary confinement for 27 full months. Four of these men are married, and among them are 11 children who are separated by thick concrete and steel bars from their fathers.

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