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Listen to an audio statement from Abousfian Abdelrazik on April 1st, 2009 by clicking the play button below. You can download the MP3 here.
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: European Court of Justice decision, Kadi wins against the 1267 list.
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.
Abdelrazik filed a lawsuit against the Attorney General of Canada and Minister of Foreign Affairs Lawrence Cannon.
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."
The following documents are extracts from documents pertaining to Abousfian Abdelrazik obtained from the Canadian government under the Privacy Act.
"Thus, what have been arisen around the suspect was merely doubts on his general shape, beard, prayer's mark on his forhead [...] Based upon our investigations, we did not find any evidence that allow condemning him or punishing him."
"So, she could get a private plane, there is very little we could do to stop him from entering Canada. He would need an EP and I guess this could be refused but on what ground?"
"Sudanese authorities readily admit that they have no charges pending against him but are holding him at our request"
"To our knowledge, there are no charges pending against him in Sudan or in Canada. It is the basic priniciple of Canadian society that all people have the 'right not to be arbitrarily detained or imprisoned'."
"[From government agents] Canada will not issue Mr. Abdelrazik a passport"
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.
Contact the People's Commission Network: QPIRG Concordia - Peoples's Commission Network c/o Concordia University 1455 de Maisonneuve Ouest Montreal, QC, H3G 1M8 firstname.lastname@example.org
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