Secrets that haunt our courts

posted on November 16, 2004 | in Category Security Certificates | PermaLink

Original author: Stuart Trew Source: Ottawa XPress URL: [link] Date: November 11th, 2004 Adil Charkaoui and the security certificate The scary logic of security certificates: If the government says you're guilty, you must be guilty. Friends of Adil Charkaoui try again to show how un-Canadian those security certificates are

Downtown workers will have to get used to a few new spooks outside the federal court building at 90 Sparks Street. We're not talking the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) spies either, although they're involved. Members of the Coalition for Justice for Adil Charkaoui are in Ottawa from Montreal for the next few weeks, or as long as it takes the Federal Court of Canada to decide whether Canada's security certificate process is constitutional. Mary Foster from the coalition, who along with the other members was covered by a white ghost-like sheet, told XPress she would be "haunting the court," until it issued a verdict. Charkaoui, a Montreal resident, has been in jail for 17 months after being arrested on suspicion of terrorism. He has been charged with no crime...

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