Articles about ‘Benamar Benatta’

Man, claiming ‘illegally transported’ to U.S. by Canada, granted refugee status

  • November 29, 2007
  • David Baker
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CBC News today reported on Benamar Benatta’s victory in his refugee claim, with a decision on Wednesday granting him the right to stay in Canada.

Mr. Benatta, who was illegally transferred by Canadian officials to the US on September 12, 2001 and held for five years in American custody, is calling on Canadian authorities for a public review of his case. » Read the rest

TheStar.com – ‘No-fly’ case ramped up

  • November 27, 2007
  • David Baker
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The Toronto Star today reported on Bakerlaw client Shahid Mahmood’s human rights complaint against Air Canada, after he was stopped from boarding a Canadian flight.

“This case certainly raises the spectre of racial profiling,” Bakerlaw lawyer Nicole Chrolavicius tells the Star. “There is fear the Muslim community is being targeted by these kinds of national security measures in an unfair way.” » Read the rest

Benatta seeks probe in Canada’s role

  • April 18, 2007
  • David Baker
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CBC News today reported on the call for an inquiry into Canada’s role in the detention of Benamar Benatta, a refugee claimant who was illegally transferred by Canadian officials to the US on September 12, 2001 and held for five years in American custody. Mr. Benatta is represented by Bakerlaw, with Nicole Chrolavicius as lead counsel. » Read the rest

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