In troubled homeland, 'it's over' for Harkatposted on August 04, 2004 | in Category Mohamed Harkat | PermaLink
Source: TheOttawa Sun Online
Date: July 31, 2004
Mohamed Harkat says deportation to Algeria would be a death sentence. "If they send me back to Algeria, it's really a dangerous situation," he told the Sun. "In Algeria, it's over."
After making his way to Canada with dreams of a better life, Harkat was arrested in 2002 under a rarely used section of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act -- the first step in the deportation process.
Now, the 35-year-old is afraid that he'll be forced to return to Algeria, a country that has a long history of violence. Where, over the years, thousands of civilians have been forced to flee their homes.
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