vendredi 19 septembre 2008

Renvoyé à l'abattoir

Le Devoir rapporte:
La Cour suprême du Canada n'entendra pas le Montréalais d'origine marocaine qui cherche à faire invalider la possibilité constitutionnelle pour les autorités canadiennes de déporter quelqu'un dans un pays où sa vie pourrait être en danger. Le Service canadien du renseignement de sécurité (SCRS) soupçonne Adil Charkaoui d'être un sympathisant du réseau terroriste international Al Qaida et estime qu'il devrait être chassé du pays et renvoyé au Maroc. M.Charkaoui, qui nie les affirmations du SCRS, réplique que s'il est renvoyé au Maroc, il risquera d'être maltraité et même torturé. Le Maroc a émis un mandat d'arrêt international contre Adil Charkaoui; le gouvernement du Canada évaluera à la lumière de cela s'il est pertinent d'ajouter des éléments au dossier de l'accusé.
Un pays qui a toujours refusé d'extrader une personne qui était susceptible de subir la peine de mort, même vers des pays dont le système judiciaire est globalement reconnu comme libre et indépendant et offrant toutes les garanties judiciaires fondamentales s'apprête à renvoyer un homme vers un pays dont on sait, les autorités canadiennes l'ont reconnu, qu'il pratique la torture!

Les mots me manquent!!!

mercredi 17 septembre 2008

DHS Considers Medical Care as "Material Support"

This news from Human Rights First:
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security continues to take the position that the provision of medical care constitutes “material support” when provided to injured members of an armed group. A recent piece, researched by ABC news, profiled the cases of a Sudanese doctor who treated rebels in Darfur and a Nepalese medical worker who was kidnapped and forced to provide aid to Maoist rebels.

Punishing someone for providing humanitarian assistance is a violation of US laws and international law as well.

mardi 16 septembre 2008

C'est pas de notre faute, on nous a forcés!!!

Cette dépêche est fournie par Human Rights First

FORMER CANADIAN OFFICAL BLAMES RENDITION CASE ON U.S. POLITICS

On Wednesday, September 3, Giuliano Zaccardelli, the former leader of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, blamed high-level political interference in the U.S. for the mistakes that led to the rendition and torture of Canadian Maher Arar. Arar, who is a native of Syria, was returning from a family vacation in Switzerland when border officials detained him on a stopover at New York's Kennedy Airport in 2002. Officials interrogated him and sent him to Syria, where he was detained and tortured for one year. Syrian officials released Arar after determining that he had no ties to terrorism. A two-year Canadian commission of inquiry blamed the false accusations that led to Arar's arrest on the Mounted Police. The police reportedly asked that Arar and his wife be placed on a terrorist database because, as the police contended, they were "Islamic extremists suspected of being linked to the Al Qaeda movement." Zaccardelli admitted that, while the police had made some mistakes, it was ultimately U.S. politicians that made the decision to send Arar to Syria, stating: "It's clear to me that that decision went beyond the law enforcement agencies. A decision at a higher level, at a political level of some sort, had to have been taken." Read more.