March 8, 2004.
Stark Raven News
A National Security Certificate prisoner was denied bail and is facing
deportation. Mahmoud Jaballah is an Egyptian refugee who has been held on secret
"evidence" without charge or bail since August, 2001.
He has been held, often in solitary confinement, at Metro West Detention
Centre in Toronto.
Mahmoud faces deportation to Egypt, where he faces substantial risk of
imprisonment, torture or death. The Canadian Government acknowledges
this, and is still going ahead with a deportation order.
The Toronto based group, Campaign to Stop Secret Trials In Canada, says the Federal
Government in Clear Violation of its Signed Commitments Under the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights and the Convention Against Torture and Other
Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
There are currently 5 Muslim men who have been detained without charge,
on secret evidence neither they nor their lawyers are allowed to see.
All are asking for disclosure of the secret evidence and the opportunity
to face an open trial.
Absent that, they and their supporters have called for their immediate
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