Wednesday, May 23rd, 7-9pm, University of Waterloo- EIT building, room 1015
(EIT is the building beside Davis Centre in the direction of the Arts Quadrangle. It’s the one with the dinosaurs!)
Mohammad Mahjoub is one of the “Secret Trial Five” – refugees from Arab countries who were arrested on “security certificates”, with all the “evidence” against them kept secret by CSIS. Two of the Five have now been freed and are suing the Canadian government (Adil Charkaoui and Hassan Almrei).
Read more about Mr. Mahjoub’s story below.
For almost 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. Now, for the first time in twelve years, Mr. Mahjoub is permitted to travel outside Toronto.
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 in a seven-city speaking tour, as the Justice for Mahjoub Network gears up for a day of protest to mark the 12th anniversary of his arrest on June 26th.
Join us to hear Mohammad’s story and learn what we can do about it!
For background information visit: www.supportmahjoub.org.
For up-to-date event information check out our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/289162931167112/?ref=ts
or visit the wpirg website: www.wpirg.org/events-2/.
Local event brought to you by WPIRG and the KW Anti-Torture Coalition.
Mahjoub tells his story in Prism magazine (published by Maher Arar):