Canada criticized for Hassan Almrei detention

posted on November 14, 2005 | in Category International | PermaLink

Original author: News Staff
Source: CTV.CA News
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Date: November 11, 2005

One of the detainees the United Nations had in mind when it recently criticized Canada's controversial use of the security certificate says he'll keep risking his life to get the law changed.

Canada was rapped on the knuckles last week, for its use of security certificates to detain suspects identified in its ongoing counter-terrorism campaign.

The certificates allow Canada to indefinitely detain non-citizens without charge, trial or the release of evidence against them.

In a stern rebuke, the United Nations Human Rights Commission said using security certificates may violate international law and called on Canada to change the way it acts toward foreign nationals who are detained in this country.

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