Informant likely tortured, Harkat defence tells hearing

posted on October 28, 2004 | in Category Mohamed Harkat | PermaLink

Original author: Michelle Shephard Source: The Toronto Star online URL: N/A Date: Ocober. 27, 2004 Harkat lawyer questions interrogation methods Senior Al Qaeda figure described him

OTTAWA-The interrogation techniques used on terrorism suspects in American custody are under scrutiny in the case of an Algerian refugee the Canadian government is attempting to deport, alleging he's a member of Al Qaeda. Lawyers for Mohamed Harkat argued at a federal court hearing yesterday that statements given by a high-profile prisoner concerning the 36-year-old Ottawa resident may have been gleaned under torture and should not be considered credible.

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