Mahjoub marks 14 years of being jailed without charge in Canada


June 26, 2014 by admin

mohammad june 2014 2Toronto, June 26, 2014 – A Toronto father of two and refugee from Egypt, Mohammad Mahjoub is marking 14 years of his detention without charge in Toronto today. Mr. Mahjoub is held under a ‘security certificate’, a highly criticized part of the immigration law that allows the government to detain without charge, jail, and deport migrants on the basis of ’secret’ information.
“14 years, over a quarter of my life, has been taken away from me. I am cut off from my kids here, and my family in Egypt, I am in limbo,” says Mr. Mahjoub, from his Toronto home.

Canada’s preventative detention scheme akin to internment camps


June 18, 2014 by admin

“It is not an idiosyncratic jump to suggest that the use of the Security Certificate scheme today is akin to the use of internment by governments during the first and second world wars.”

Gar Pardy, Embassy – Canada’s Foreign Policy Newspaper, 06/18/2014
The dust is now settling around the manufactured crisis by the prime minister on the appointment of Justice Marc Nadon of the Federal Court of Appeal to the Supreme Court.

Lost in this latest governmental slippage on its own banana peel is any effort to look at the substance of a recent Supreme Court decision. Instead, the tendency has been to keep a scorecard of the wins and losses by the government, as if this was a sporting event rather than large commentaries on the future of our country.


Dinner with Mahjoub Fundraiser — 14 Years and Counting…


May 16, 2014 by Victoria

Dinner with Mahjoub Fundraiser — 14 Years and Counting…

dinner4mahjoub_draft3_FINALThursday, June 5th, 2014 
Doors: 6:30pm
Steelworkers Hall, 125 Cecil St

Join us for an intimate dinner with Mr. Mohammad Mahjoub, a security certificate detainee. For 14 years and still counting, Mr. Mahjoub has been imprisoned and kept under house arrest in Canada without charge. At this rare evening event, Mahjoub will share with guests a menu of traditional food from his homeland Egypt and stories of his continued struggles against the human rights’ violations of the Canadian security certificate.

The dinner is a fundraiser to help Mr. Mahjoub raise funds to cover the costs of his ongoing battle for freedom and status in Canada.

Food catered by Toronto’s beloved Egyptian restaurant Baba Geddo.

(due to seating requirements, tickets will not be sold at the door)

Presented by the Justice for Mahjoub Committee.
Sponsored by the Steelworkers Hall, the Christian Peacemakers Team and OPIRG York.

CPT supports ‘The Secret Trial Five’ at ecumenical Good Friday Walk for Justice


May 2, 2014 by admin

photoCPTnet, 30 April 2014

On 18 April 2014, some three hundred people participated in the annual Ecumenical Good Friday Walk for Justice by leaving the Church of the Holy Trinity in downtown Toronto under grey skies and light rain, and walking to several ‘stations’ in the city that represent environmental or social injustices.

At a plain grey multi-story building—the location of Federal Courtrooms—fourteen Toronto CPTers led the crowd in a responsive reading prepared by CPTer Peter Haresnape, praying for the opening of our eyes, hearts, hands, borders, and society with respect to the unholy security state’s hidden agenda of racism and Islamophobia.


VIPIRG Supports Mohammad Mahjoub


December 19, 2013 by admin

index“The situation facing Mr. Mahjoub is unacceptable. The Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group calls for the immediate release of Mohammad Mahjoub, and an end to the repressive Canadian security certificate regime. VIPIRG stands in solidarity with Mohammad Mahjoub and his supporters.”

To read the whole statement, click here!