Ottawa: Visual presentation/rally on Parliament Hill on Dec. 10th at 10am. Contact: Justice for Mohamed Harkat Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vancouver: International Human Rights Day Candlelight Vigil at Vancouver Art Gallery – Robson Square side on Dec. 9th at 4:30 pm. Facebook event here.
Contact: Siraat, salaamvancouver@salaamcanada.
Calgary: Info-Picket at 615 MacLeod Trail Southeast on Dec. 9th. from 1pm to 2pm. Contact: Anti-Racist Action Calgary, email@example.com. Facebook event here.
Saskatoon: Letter writing at the 20th Street Library on Dec. 9th at 1pm. Contact: 306-229-4908
Regina: Info-picket on December 6th. Contact: Making Peace Vigil, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://makingpeace.wordpress.com/
Montreal: Sounds of Solidarity Rally at Laval Immigration Prevention Centre on Dec. 10th. Colourful car convoy leaves Rosemont metro at 9am.
Facebook event here.
Reserve seat: People’s Commission Network, email@example.com.
Halifax: Solidarity Info-picket on Dec 10th, 5pm. Outside Spring Garden Library. Facebook event there. No One Is Illegal Halifax, http://noii-halifax.blogspot.ca/
For over a decade now, Mohammad Mahjoub, Mohamed Harkat and Mahmoud Jaballah have lived in arbitrary and inhumane detention as a result of security certificates. Mahjoub was imprisoned for 8 years (including 2.5 years in solitary) and has now spent over 4.5 years under continuing house arrest and conditions; Harkat was imprisoned for 3.5 years (including 1 year in solitary) and has already spent 6.5 years under continuing house arrest and conditions; Jaballah was imprisoned for over six years prison (including over one year in solitary) and has now spent 5.5 years under continuing house and conditions… yet, none of them has ever been charged.
Mahjoub, Harkat and Jaballah are three of the thousands of migrants in Canada who spend more time in worse jails simply because they don’t have full immigration status. With the full implementation of Bill C-31 in December, and with Bill C-43 looming in Parliament, increasing numbers of migrants will find themselves behind bars. Since the Harper government came in to power in 2006, over 72,000 people have been locked up in immigration detention. This includes families and children as well as those jailed in maximum security prisons without access to service or programs.
Justice for Mahjoub Network
The Justice for Mohamed Harkat Committee
Justice for Jaballah
No One Is Illegal – Toronto
People’s Commission Network
Anarchist Black Cross – Toronto
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