Abousfian Abdelrazik: Project Fly Home

winter morning blues

Listen to:
* winter morning blues
for Abdelrazik

saxophone — Matana Roberts
piano — Stefan Christoff
recorded by Thierry Amar @ Hotel 2 Tango

Statement from Abousfian

Listen to an audio statement from Abousfian Abdelrazik on April 1st, 2009 by clicking the play button below. You can download the MP3 here.

December 10, 2010: ECCHR Report on Blacklists

December 10, 2010: Blacklisted, report by the European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR).

October 2010: BCCLA Report on 1267 List

October 2010: View a report by the BC Civil Liberties Association, "The U.N. Security Council's 1267 Regime and the Rule of Law in Canada"

September 30, 2010: Kadi wins against 1267

September 30, 2010: European Court of Justice decision, Kadi wins against the 1267 list.

August 30 Decision: Abdelrazik can sue Lawrence Cannon

August 30: Federal Court Decision allowing Abdelrazik to sue Minister of Foreign Affairs Lawrence Cannon.

Constitutional Challenge

Lawyers for Abousfian Abdelrazik filed a constitutional challenge to the 1267 regime in Federal Court. The application seeks to strike down the Al Qaeda and Taliban regulations, which implement the 1267 regime in Canada.

Read the document here.

September 24 2009: Lawsuit

Abdelrazik filed a lawsuit against the Attorney General of Canada and Minister of Foreign Affairs Lawrence Cannon.

Read Statement of Claim here.

Court Decision

On June 4th, the Federal Court ordered the Federal government to "issue (Abousfian Abdelrazik) an emergency passport in order that he may return to and enter Canada" and to "arrange transportation for (Mr. Abdelrazik) from Khartoum to Montreal, Canada such that he arrives in Canada no later than 30 days from the date hereof."

Read full decision here.
Read choice quotes here.

Collection of Court Documents

With the assistance of Yavar Hameed, as well as the Nathanson Centre at the Osgoode Hall Law School, Sean Rehaag has created a web page that archives the court documents in the litigation between Abdelrazik and the Canadian government.

Go to the archive here.

Documents obtained from the government under the Privacy Act

The following documents are extracts from documents pertaining to Abousfian Abdelrazik obtained from the Canadian government under the Privacy Act.

The following is the complete 1500+ pages of the documents obtained under the Privacy Act. The file is very big (169 MB) and it is recommended that you download the ZIP compressed version. You can download 7-zip, a free utilty to uncompress the file here.

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