Security certificates in Canada and the continuing disregard for human rights

In Ottawa on Saturday, May 9th, a rally was held by the human rights monument to draw attention to security certificate use in Canada. This clip was filmed by Bill Clennett.

 

Also, don't miss this video of Mohamed Harket as he finally gets to exercise his right to free speech.
Mohamed Harkat was arrested on December 10th, 2002 (International Human Rights Day) under a Security Certificate and spent 43 months in jail without ever being charged or having access to the evidence. After one year in solitary confinement and 3.5 years in jail, he was released on bail in June of 2006 under the toughest bail conditions in Canadian history.

Mohamed and his wife (his full time jailer) have been prisoners in their home since. Although Security Certificates were found unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of Canada...secret trials continue under the new process. Special Advocates have been kept out of some secret proceedings and cannot cross examine human sources and access a CSIS agent files who worked on the case.

 

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