"Today I am sending a message directly to Jason Kenney and Vic Toews: immediately withdraw the certificate against me. After the scandal of torture, after the scandal of breach of solicitor-client privilege, after the recent confirmation that the destruction of evidence by CSIS is a serious violation of my rights, this case can no longer go on. It is time to put an end to this injustice!". - Mohammad on May Day 2012
Mr. Mahjoub will tell his story in Toronto at Beit Zatoun House on May 24 at 6:30pm. Join us to hear his story of resistance and continuing fight for justice as part of a six-city speaking tour, as the Justice for Mahjoub Network gears up for a day of protest to mark the 12th anniversary of his arrest on June 26th.
For almost twelve long years, Mohammad Mahjoub, a torture survivor from Egypt's Mubarak regime, has been detained without charge in Canada. All on the basis of secret information which the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) has admitted was likely obtained under torture. Mr. Mahjoub remains under heavily intrusive control orders and is still on "deportation row". However, for the first time in twelve years, he is permitted to travel outside Toronto.
Mr. Mahjoub is one of five Muslim men who have been struggling for justice in Canada against so-called security certificates. Security certificates allow the government to indefinitely detain or deport people on the basis of their profile.
This event is being organized in the lead-up to Mr. Mahjoub's 12 year anniversary of his arrest on June 26, 2012. If you would like to be involved in organizing a rally on or about that day, please email email@example.com
** More on Mahjoub: www.supportmahjoub.org/background/summary-2/
** Security certificates: www.supportmahjoub.org/background/security-certificates/
This event is part of Mohammad Mahjoub's TWELVE YEAR TOUR, which will take him to Ottawa, Montreal, Kingston, Guelph, Kitchener-Waterloo and Toronto. Full details of tour:www.supportmahjoub.org/the-twelve-year-tour/
* We need financial support. Cheques should be made out to "No One Is Illegal Toronto" with "Justice for Mahjoub" in the subject line. Mail to Justice for Mahjoub Network c/o No One Is Illegal-Toronto, 260 Queen Street West, PO Box 60006, Toronto, ON M5V 1Z8. (Please confirm that you have made the donation by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.)
* Please pass on this message to your networks and encourage people to come out to hear Mohammad Mahjoub.
* If you can't be in Toronto, please consider organizing a local event on 26 June, the 12th anniversary of Mohammad Mahjoub's arrest, to demand that all remaining security certificate detainees be immediately freed, that all five receive compensation and citizenship and that authorities responsible be held accountable.
The Twelve Year Speaking Tour is supported by:
CAIR-CAN, www.caircan.ca; Canadian Labour Congress, www.clc-ctc.ca; International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group, www.iclmg.ca; No One Is Illegal (London, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver - Coast Salish Territories), www.nooneisillegal.org; Prism Magazine, http://prism-magazine.com; Law Union of Ontario, http://www.lawunion.ca/; Rabble.ca; Committee of Progressive Pakistani-Canadians, http://pakistanicanadians.ca/; Toronto Stop the Cuts, http://www.torontostopthecuts.com/; Unity Against Unemployment in Iraq; International Council of Latin American and Caribbean Women in Canada, www.latinascanada.org; Committee for the Defence of the Iranian Peoples Rights - Canada, http://codir.net/
The tour is coordinated by:
Justice for Mahjoub Network
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