Transcripts of the Subcommittee on National Security, Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights

posted on November 22, 2003 | in Category Bill C-36 | PermaLink

are the transcripts to the Subcommittee on National Security of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, September 24 2003. Ward Elcock the director of CSIS is asked questions by federal MPs about the security certificate process. IMO, he was treated with kid gloves by all in attendance including Lorne Nystrom of the NDP the only political party that has even taken notice of the plight of security certificate detainees. director of CSIS

Also present were reps. from Citizenship and Immigration, the Solicitor General's Office, and the RCMP.

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posted on November 22, 2003 | in Category Security Certificates | PermaLink

Original Author: Matthew Behrens, tasc at web dot ca
Date: Aug 17, 2003

Did you know the government of Canada, using a "security certificate" can declare any refugee or permanent resident a threat to Canada, have them arrested, held without charge or bail, and not allow either that person or their lawyer to see the "evidence" (the basis of a secret trial)?

Did you know on the basis of a secret trial, in which neither you nor your lawyer can see the evidence, you can then be deported to a country where you will likely be arrested, tortured, and murdered?

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Le SCRS démasqué

posted on November 10, 2003 | in Category CSIS | PermaLink

Original author: Francine Dumas Source: Report-Back d'evenement 31 octobre Date: Novembre 2003 Le SCRS démasqué

Le 31 octobre 2003, environ 75 personnes ont manifesté devant le quartier général du Service Canadien de Sécurité et du Renseignement (SCRS) près d'Ottawa. Les manifestants venaient d'Ottawa, de Gatineau, de Toronto et d'autres villes du Sud-Ouest de l'Ontario, et de Montréal pour exiger l'abolition des certificats de sécurité et la libération de cinq hommes musulmans qui sont présentement détenus sans accusation sur la base de « preuves » secrètes selon lesquelles ils représenteraient une « menace à la sécurité nationale du Canada ». Ces hommes sont Mohammed Mahjoub (emprisonné depuis juin 2000), Mahmoud Jaballah (depuis août 2001), Hassan Almrei (octobre 2001), Mohamed Harkat (décembre 2002) et Adil Charkaoui (mai 2003). Ils peuvent être déportés dans leurs pays d'origine où ils risquent la torture et la mort et ils ne savent même pas ce qui leur est reproché.

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A Report on the Halloween Action at CSIS (Matthew Behrens)

posted on November 02, 2003 | in Category Security Certificates | PermaLink

Halloween 2003 at CSIS
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Protesters Trick-or-Treat Across Canada as CSIS, RCMP Play Hide and Don't Seek 70-year-old Resisters Help Lead the Way in 10 Cities During National Day of Action to Stop Secret Trials in Canada Five Arrested as Costumed Crusaders Demand CSIS, RCMP Stop Terrorizing Canada's Arabic, Middle Eastern, South Asian and Muslim Communities A report from Matthew Behrens of the Campaign to Stop Secret Trials in Canada) Read Behren's report HERE

Maritimers Rally Against Secret Trials

posted on November 02, 2003 | in Category Security Certificates | PermaLink

Date: November 1 2003
Original author: Shunpiking Magazine
Source: [link]
URL: [link]

Halifax -- Twenty five people vigorously picketed the CSIS office, Maritime Centre, Halifax, for one hour on the afternoon of October 31st as part of the National Day of Action to Stop Secret Trails in Canada.

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Group Protests Security Certificates in Ottawa (CTV NEWS)

posted on November 01, 2003 | in Category Security Certificates | PermaLink

URL: [link]
Date: Oct 31 2003

Four people have been charged following a demonstration outside CSIS headquarters in Ottawa. The protesters were rallying against the security certificates used to arrest five Muslim men currently being held behind bars.

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Forty People rally to demand the abolition of security certificates

posted on October 10, 2003 | in Category Security Certificates | PermaLink

Source: Coalition for Justice for Adil Charkaoui

Montreal, 7 October 2003 - About forty people gathered in front of the federal government offices in Montreal (Complexe Guy Favreau) to demand justice for Adil Charkaoui, who has been detained since May 2003 under a security certificate, without any accusation having been formally laid against him.

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