Original author: Michelle Shephard
Source: The Toronto Star
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Date: Jul 27, 2005
Agency denies claims of harassment Makes rare effort to reach out to public
Canada's spy service is waging a rare public battle against an outspoken Scarborough imam who claims agents who are supposed to fight terrorism are instead terrorizing Canadian Muslims.
A flyer entitled "Community Safety" and circulated to Toronto mosques by Imam Aly Hindy alleges Canadian Security Intelligence Service agents forced their way into the house of a Muslim woman and abused and humiliated her while inquiring about her husband's activities.
"These are becoming common occurrences in our community, and we believe CSIS should stop terrorizing us," the flyer states, providing names and numbers for four Toronto lawyers.
Original author: Globe and Mail update with Canadian Press (CP)
Source: The Globe and Mail
Date: December 10, 2004
It is constitutional to hold suspected terrorists without charge or appeal, the Federal Court of Appeal ruled Friday.
The decision is a blow to the hopes of Moroccan-born Adil Charkaoui, whose supporters have been fighting against the "security certificate" under which he has been held since the spring of last year.
Mr. Charkaoui has lost three bids for bail. He is accused of being an al-Qaeda agent and faces deportation to his native country, where his supporters say he could be tortured.
Source: Canadian Press (CP)
Date: February 10, 2004
RCMP spies, other intelligence agencies need better oversight, report explains
OTTAWA (CP) - The government must fill gaps in the patchwork of watchdog agencies keeping an eye on Canada's spies, the auditor general says. There should be "more consistency in the extent of independent review" of the intrusive powers of federal intelligence services, Sheila Fraser said in her report today.
She added her voice to the chorus calling for more scrutiny of the RCMP's security activities, noting the complaints commission currently overseeing the Mounties does "very limited" review of intelligence-related cases.
Click on the photo of Mohamed to see all items related to him. JUNE 2017: Mohamed Harkat once again faces deportation to his native Algeria after the Supreme Court of Canada declared the federal government’s security certificate regime constitutional.
This fight is not over. The Justice for Mohamed Harkat Committee will re-double its efforts to see that justice is done for Mohamed Harkat and that the odious security certificate system of injustice is abolished once and for all.
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Barbara Jackman, Lead Public Counsel for Mohamed Harkat
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