Terror suspect's trial hears of funds to buy passport

posted on November 03, 2004 | in Category Mohamed Harkat | PermaLink

Original author: Canadian Press (CP)
Source: The Globe and Mail online
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Date: October 29, 2004

Ottawa - Mohamed Harkat, an Ottawa man accused of being an al-Qaeda sleeper agent, was grilled yesterday about where he got $1,200 (U.S.) to buy the fake passport he used to enter Canada.

Crown counsel James Mathieson questioned whether Mr. Harkat could have saved a total of $18,000 (U.S.) working at a charitable organization in Pakistan in the early 1990s.

The government is trying to deport the 36-year-old man, a refugee from Algeria, under a national security certificate because the Canadian Security Intelligence Service says he is an Islamic extremist and collaborator with Osama bin Laden's terrorist network.

Proceedings adjourned yesterday until Dec. 6.
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