Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS)

Justice for Mohammad Mahjoub - 12 Year Tour

Published on 12 Apr 2013 by Paula Che Kirman: EDMONTON, AB, CANADA : Mohammad Mahjoub tells his story on April 11, 2013 at the Telus Centre on the University of Alberta campus. Presented by APIRG and ECAWAR. For twelve long years, Mohammad Mahjoub, a torture survivor, has been detained without charge in Canada. He was held for lengthy periods in solitary confinement and later under house arrest -- all on the basis of secret information which the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) has admitted was likely obtained under torture. Finally, after twelve years, Mr. Mahjoub is permitted to travel outside Toronto, and he is bringing his demand for justice to the home base of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Mr. Mahjoub is one of five Muslim men who have been struggling for justice in Canada against so-called security certificates. Security certificates allow the government to indefinitely detain or deport people on the basis of their profile. He will tell his story as his speaking tour, which began in 2012, continues into Western Canada.