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Most couples sitting in courtrooms are there for separation and divorce proceedings. Not so Sophie and Mohamed (Moe) Harkat, who have spent years in court because they desperately wish to stay together. The Ottawa couple have spent the past decade resisting with all their might the attempt to make their marriage a threesome by a secretive party who, in a manner that most relationship counsellors would mark as a major red flag moment, refuses to be open and honest, all the while it questions the authenticity of the Harkats' love for one another.
Dec. 10 will mark the 9th anniversary of Mohamed Harkat's arrest under a so-called security certificate. Nine years of arbitrary and indefinite detention, secret evidence, baseless public allegations and threat of deportation to torture (refoulement) under an unconstitutional law. It's also International Human Rights Day, the 63rd anniversary of the day that the UN endorsed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, many of whose principles are volated by the security certificate process.
The Harkat committee asks all of its supporters to come out to show their continued solidarity with Mohamed Harkat and their strong opposition to security certificates and all the injustices they represent.