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  1. NDP Calls for Abolition of Security Certificates

    In January 2005, the NDP unanimously adopted a resolution calling for the abolition of security certificates.

    Read the NDP resolution here.

  2. Canadian Arab Federation Statement in support of Mahmoud Jaballah


    Canadian Arab Federation (CAF) joined the family of Mahmoud Jaballah, represented by his lawyer Rocco Galati, in a press conference in Toronto this morning. Mr. Jaballah, a native of Egypt and a refugee claimant in Canada, has been in detention and solitary confinement for over a year because of a CSIS-issued Security Certificate. This was the second such certificate to be issued against Mr. Jaballah by CSIS, based on the same allegations as the first one which had landed him in detention for seven months in 1999 and was later quashed by a federal court. Following is the statement delivered by Amina Sherazee, CAF Legal Counsel, at the conference.

    Considering Canada’s stated commitment to the protection of those who are subject to death and torture, to protect and promote the rights of women and children by fostering respect for human rights, the Canadian Arab Federation joins the Jaballah family in calling upon the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration to end the relentless persecution f Mahmoud Jaballah.


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