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CAIR-CAN: Canadians Want Security Certificates Abolished


OTTAWA – Abolish security certificates and secret trials in Canada,
prominent Canadians will urge the federal government at a December 10th
news conference in support of Mohamed Harkat and other security certificate

December 10th, International Human Rights Day, has been declared a national
day of action against secret trials, with events and actions happening in
Ottawa, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax, among other cities.

WHAT: News conference against security certificates


– Ed Broadbent – Member of Parliament (NDP), Past President of the
International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development
– Alex Neve – Amnesty International Canada, Secretary General for English
Speaking Branch
– Riad Saloojee – Council for American-Islamic Relations Canada (CAIR-CAN),
Executive Director
– Warren Allmand – International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group (ICLMG),
former Solicitor General of Canada
– Deborah Bourque – Canadian Union of Postal Workers, President

WHEN: Friday, December 10th, 10:00 AM

WHERE: Charles Lynch Room, Centre Block, Parliament Hill, Ottawa

December 10th also marks the second anniversary of the detention of Mohamed
Harkat in Ottawa.

More information on the five detainees may be found at:

For further information: Contacts: Jessica Squires, Justice for Mohamed
Harkat Committee, (613) 328-5831; Christian Legeais, Comité Justice pour
Mohamed Harkat: (613) 276-9102.

CONTACT: CAIR-CAN, Abdurahman Salman at 613-254-9704; Cell: 613-795-2012

Council on American-Islamic Relations CANADA
P.O. Box 13219, Ottawa, ONT, K2K 1X4
Tel: 1-866-524-0004
Fax: 613-254-9810


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