No proof informant was tortured in Harkat case, federal lawyer says

posted on December 09, 2004 | in Category Mohamed Harkat | PermaLink

Source: The Ottawa Citizen Date: December 9, 2004 " Mr. Mathieson suggested the assertions of journalists and 'biased' human rights lawyers do not amount to proof in a courtroom. 'If this were Starbucks,' he told Justice Eleanor Dawson, 'and you ordered a latte, it would be all froth and no caffeine. There is nothing there.' "

Mathieson's choice of the latte analogy speaks volumes about this man's true concerns. And about his humanity. Does he not appreciate the gravity of Mo's situation? At a time when evidence of torture by the U.S. military is mounting Mathieson's position that reports of Zubayda's torture cannot be believed is bizarre. The full Andrew Duffy report is here: [link]