THE TWELVE YEAR TOUR
Mohammad Mahjoub on speaking tour, May 2012
14 May – Montreal
Talk at 7pm at Centre St. Pierre, 1212 Panet (metro Beaudry)
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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.
** More on Mahjoub: www.supportmahjoub.org/background/summary-2/
** Security certificates: www.supportmahjoub.org/background/security-certificates/
DETAILS OF LOCAL EVENTS: www.supportmahjoub.org/the-twelve-year-tour
* We need financial support. Cheques should be made out to “No One Is Illegal Toronto” with “Justice for Mahjoub” in the subject line. Mail to Justice for Mahjoub Network c/o No One Is Illegal-Toronto, 260 Queen Street West, PO Box 60006, Toronto, ON M5V 1Z8. (Please confirm that you have made the donation by emailing email@example.com.)
* Please pass on this message to your networks and encourage people to come out to hear Mohammad Mahjoub.
* If you can’t be in Toronto, please consider organizing a local event on 26 June, the 12th anniversary of Mohammad Mahjoub’s arrest, to demand that all remaining security certificate detainees be immediately freed, that all five receive compensation and citizenship and that authorities responsible be held accountable.
The Twelve Year Tour is supported by:
Canadian Labour Congress, www.clc-ctc.ca
International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group, www.iclmg.ca
No One Is Illegal (London, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver – Coast Salish Territories), www.nooneisillegal.org
Prism Magazine, http://prism-magazine.com
Justice for Mahjoub Network
People’s Commission Network
People’s Commission Network is a working group of QPIRG Concordia.
THE TWELVE YEAR TOUR