Supreme Court of Canada strikes down "unconstitutional" anti-terror legislation
Saturday, February 24, 2007
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled unanimously 9-0, in favour of a ruling that overturns controversial anti-terror legislation that allowed the Canadian Security Intelligence Service to indefinitely detain suspects without revealing the reason for their arrest or detention.
The CSIS security certificates have caused five Canadians to spend years in prison since the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States - accused of ties to terrorism, but without trial, and not even allowed to be informed of the evidence against them for reasons of national security.
The three Canadian detainees who took their cause to the Supreme Court last June include Algerian-born Mohamed Harkat from Ottawa, Syrian-born Hassan Almrei from Toronto and Moroccan-born Adil Charkaoui from the University of Montreal. The ruling also applies to Egyptian-born Canadians Mahmoud Jaballah and Mohammad Mahjoub, both residents of Toronto.
- "Security certificates overturned; court gives Ottawa year's grace" — , February 24, 2007
- "Tears of joy from accused terrorist as court quashes security certificates" — , February 24, 2007
- David Ljunggren. "Canada scraps two anti-terror measures" — , February 27, 2007
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