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 CKLN News 
 
 Interview
 Sophie Harkat
 CKLN 88.1 fm  
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On December 10 2002, Mohamed Harkat was jailed without charge, on a "security certificate" issued by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS). His wife Sophie Harkat considers the accusations baseless and is working for his release.
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On the word of the Canadian Security Intelligence, the Solicitor-General and Immgiration Minister can have any refugee or permanent resident in Canada declared a security threat, arrested, held in jail without bail, and brought before a court in which the accused never learns the evidence against them. On that case alone, an immigrant or refugee can be deported back to their country of origin.

Mohamed Harkat is one held in Canada on such a "security certificate". Arrested on December 10, 2002, he faces no criminal charges but will instead face a secret hearing beginning April 28, 2003.

Mohamed Harkat denies all the allegations against him. His wife, Sophie Harkat, believes him and has seen no evidence to cause her to doubt. She has been working for his release since December and spoke in Toronto and southwestern Ontario in March, when CKLN got a chance to speak with her and hear her part of the story.

On Saturday, April 26, Direct Action Casework Ottawa (DACO) is sponsoring a vigil in support of the family in Ottawa, beginning 7:30pm at the Human Rights Monument in Ottawa.

For more information, contact daco@ziplip.com or 613.786.1015. To donate to Mohamed's defense, contact Soha at 613.236.9188.

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