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A life turned upside down - and under surveillance

Libby Davies interviews Sophie Harkat about her husband's ongoing fight for freedom


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Breanne Doyle

Length: 0:30:00
Uploaded: 4 Mar, 2022

Recording Date: 4 Mar, 2022
Recording Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Logsheet: none
Language: English
Topical for: 1 Month
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
Copyright: rabble radio 2022

Program Title: A life turned upside down - and under surveillance
Description: Libby Davies interviews Sophie Harkat, wife of Mohamed Harkat, to discuss the ways life for the couple has been “turned upside down” for nearly two decades.

In December of 2002, Mohamed was taken into custody, suspected of being an al Qaeda sleeper agent. Although he denied any involvement with terrorism, he was arrested on a national security certificate and deemed to be a threat to national security. He has been imprisoned, and then under strict house arrest - all while never been shown evidence against him. Despite this, Sophie remains optimistic as the couple fight for the right to “live a normal life.” 

“I still believe justice will prevail eventually. It may take time - it may take [all the] energy I have to get through this … but I feel there’s a purpose behind this. I feel we’re setting precedence. It’s not just our battle; it’s a battle for a lot of people.” 

If you’d like to learn more, has featured extensive coverage about Mohamed Harkat’s case since 2011, including a piece by Sophie herself in 2015.

If you’d like to donate or find ways to support Mohamed and Sophie, visit their website: 

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Host(s): Breanne Doyle
Featured Speakers/Guests: Libby Davies - interview Sophie Harkat - interview

Credits: Breanne Doyle - host, producer, editor
Kim Elliott - publisher
Karl Nerenberg - music


Type: News Reports

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