The Toronto 18 Frame Up - End the Injustice


We urge you to support this humane cause of the accused based on the fundamental rule of every one is presumed innocent until proven guilty, as in our charter of rights.

End solitary confinement. Respect the rights of detainees.

Please read and sign the petition and share this information to end this injustice against innocent Canadians who have not been given the same treatment that even convicted criminals are given in prison:

End solitary confinement. Respect the rights of detainees.

On November 8, 2007, the Toronto Star published an article by Thomas Walkom that exposed the conditions in which several men have been detained at the Don Jail in Toronto.

Fahim Ahmad, Zakaria Amara and Ali Dirie are part of the so-called “Toronto 18” – a group of Muslim men and boys who were arrested in June 2006 and accused of terror-related activity. These three men have been held in solitary confinement for 17 months, in cells that measure 6 X 7 X 10 feet.

According to a study by the Correctional Services of Canada, enforced segregation for 60 days is “the most individually destructive, psychologically crippling and socially alienating experience that could conceivably exist within the borders of the country.” In addition, the study notes that solitary confinement often leads to the development of psychosis (auditory and visual hallucinations and delusions), self-harm and suicide in detainees.

Prisoner advocates argue that 60 days is the maximum length of time that anyone should be held in solitary confinement. These three men have been held in solitary confinement for over 500 days, nearly nine times more than what is considered safe.

Despite the hysteria that surrounds their cases, these men remain innocent until proven guilty. Accordingly, the conditions of their detention must meet the minimum standards provided to other detainees: regular access to meals, education, exercise outside their cells and social activity. The conditions of their detention must not be used as punishment for crimes for which they have not been convicted.

As Canadian citizens, these men have the right not to be subjected to any cruel and unusual treatment or punishment, as guaranteed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Their current conditions of detention are a violation of this right and of existing legislation that prevents cruel and unusual punishment in Canada.

We would like to remind you that Article 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which states that “No One shall be subjected to torture or to cruel inhumane or degrading treatment or punishment.”

We believe that any such punishment given to any prisoner, whether convicted or not, is inhumane and violate fundamental human rights. The government and the people of Canada have committed to protecting the rights of all human beings and must take notice, and take action.

Therefore, we demand that Fahim Ahmad, Zakaria Amara and Mohammed Dirie:

- Be released immediately from solitary confinement;

- Be guaranteed conditions of detention that meet the minimum standards provided to other detainees;

- Be guaranteed their constitutional rights through the establishment of safeguards by the appropriate authorities.

Please fax completed petitions to:

Hon. Rick Bartolucci, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services (Ontario): 416-325-6067

Hon. Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety (Federal): 613-954-5186 or 613-995-1154

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The 9/11 Deception Continues
The ‘war on terror’ fraud and the frame-up of the ‘Toronto 18’

An evening with Dr. Bob Bowman (USA) and Prof. Michael Keefer (U. of Guelph)

Monday 14 JULY, 2008, at 7:30 pm

Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor Street West, Toronto

at Huron, one block west of St. George Street, 2 blocks east of Spadina

(Use St. George or Spadina subway, or park behind the church)

US patriot and peace activist, Dr. Bob Bowman, is a former USAF Vietnam combat pilot and Director – then vocal public opponent – of the Reagan “Star Wars” program. He is challenging his fellow citizens to “wake up and take back America” with the support of the peoples of the world (that’s us). His “9/11, I Call It Treason” electrified the May 2004 Toronto audience of the International Citizens’ Inquiry Into 9/11. He is on a Patriot Tour of North America to get a government that will follow the (US) Constitution, honour the truth and serve the people. His thrust is to end the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan, prevent an attack on Iran and impeach Bush and Cheney for deceiving us into war. He will also discuss current Canadian issues related to these. See

Michael Keefer, Professor of English at the University of Guelph, Ontario, and graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada, explodes the fraud and fear-mongering of the Canadian government’s ‘case’ against 18 Toronto Muslim youths, entrapped by agents provocateurs and falsely arrested as ‘terrorists.’ The theatrical arrests of 18 (mostly young) Muslims in Toronto in the Summer of 2006 reinforced media-driven paranoia that homegrown terrorists were everywhere. The unravelling of the case two years later exposes to view yet again that “The threat to Canadian society is not a bunch of Muslim boys playing paintball, it’s an ideologically driven government willing to curtail our civil liberties.” See The Toronto 18 Frame-Up by Michael Keefer,

Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door

For information, advance ticket purchases, media interviews with the speakers contact

Terry Burrows, Project Coordinator
Skeptics’ Inquiry For Truth [SIFT]


Telephone: 416-784-9114

P.O. Box 41011 - 2795 Bathurst Street, Toronto ON M6B 4J6.

Sponsored by Skeptics’ Inquiry For Truth and Global Outlook Magazine.

Another 9/11 Casualty

Canadian Omar Khadr has been in custody at Guantanamo Bay since 2002.
He was arrested at age 15, following a shootout in Afghanistan.
Child soldier and Canadian Omar Khadr
Omar Ahmed Khadr (born September 19, 1986) is the fourth child in the Canadian Khadr family. He was captured by American forces at the age of 15 following a four-hour firefight with militants in the village of Ayub Kheyl, Afghanistan.

A Canadian citizen born in Toronto, he is the youngest prisoner held in extrajudicial detention by the United States and has been frequently referred to as a child soldier. The only Western citizen remaining in Guantanamo, Khadr is unique in that Canada has refused to seek extradition or repatriation despite the urgings of Amnesty International, UNICEF, the Canadian Bar Association and other prominent organisations.

Khadr is the only Guantanamo detainee who has faced a judge who is not boycotting the military tribunals, and has spent six years in the Guantanamo Bay detention camps charged with war crimes and providing support to terrorism after allegedly throwing a grenade that killed a US soldier. In February 2008, the Pentagon accidentally released documents that revealed that although Khadr was present during the firefight, there was no other evidence that he had thrown the grenade. In fact, military officials had originally reported that another of the surviving militants had thrown the grenade just before being killed.
-From Wikipedia