Articles about ‘Rendition’

Joint Statement re Benamar Benatta by Prominent Human Rights Organizations

  • December 30, 2008
  • David Baker
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11 December 2008

The Honourable Peter Van Loan
Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada
269 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0P8

Dear Minister,

We are writing this letter out of a deep concern about the Government of Canada’s Statement of Defence recently filed in the Ontario Superior Court in the case of Benamar Benatta…view the full statement in Adobe pdf format or in text format. » Read the rest

Toronto man haunted by U.S. jail nightmares

  • February 29, 2008
  • David Baker
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The Toronto Star today reported on the plight of Bakerlaw client Benamar Benatta. 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.

“He is the first and only known case of Canada effecting an extraordinary rendition – an illegal transfer of a person from one legal jurisdiction to another outside the scope of law,” Bakerlaw’s Nicole Chrolavicius tells the Star in the story, which outlines Mr. » Read the rest

Siksay Calls for Full Public Review of Illegal Transfer of Refugee Claimant

  • February 8, 2008
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NDP MP Bill Siksay today issued a press release calling for a full public review of the case of Benamar Benatta. Mr. Benatta was illegally transferred by Canadian officials to the US on September 12, 2001 and held for five years in American custody. He is represented by Bakerlaw, with Nicole Chrolavicius acting as lead counsel. » Read the rest

Five lost years: How Benamar Benatta ‘disappeared’ after 9/11

  • January 26, 2008
  • David Baker
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The Canadian government sent him to the U.S. where he was accused of being behind the 9/11 bombings: ‘The way they accused me, I thought my life was over’

The Ottawa Citizen today published an extensive feature on Bakerlaw client Benamar Benatta. 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

Ottawa XPress editorial on Benamar Benatta

  • January 24, 2008
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The Ottawa XPress today published an editorial on Bakerlaw client Benamar Benatta. 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. He is represented by Bakerlaw, with Nicole Chrolavicius acting as lead counsel. » Read the rest

An Evening with Benamar Benatta

  • January 20, 2008
  • David Baker
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“He’s a Muslim who knows about airplanes. Do with him what you will…”
Canada’s First 9/11 Rendition To Torture: An evening with Bakerlaw client Benamar Benatta

Tuesday, January 29, 7:30 pm
Public Service Alliance of Canada Hall, 233 Gilmour Street (at Metcalfe)

Featuring Benamar Benatta, a refugee from Algeria who, without benefit of legal counsel or hearing, was illegally handed over to the U.S. » Read the rest

Demand a Public Review for Benamar Benatta

  • January 15, 2008
  • David Baker
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Vigil and Walk to Prime Minister’s office to Present Petitions Demanding a Public Review
Wednesday, January 30, 10:30 am
Meet at Eternal Flame, Parliament Hill, Ottawa

Please take a few moments before January 28 to sign the petition demanding a public review of the case of Canada’s first post 9/11 rendition to torture at. » Read the rest

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

  • November 29, 2007
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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.”

Click here to read the full story at thestar.ca. » Read the rest

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