A campaign against the use of secret unsourced intelligence as evidence in Canadian courts
Uploaded: 2 Jun, 2010
Recording Date: 20 May, 2010
Recording Location: CHRY Toronto
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
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Program Title: Kafkaesque Justice
Description: The Hassan Diab Support Committee is launching a campaign against the use of secret unsourced intelligence as evidence in Canadian courts. By using intelligence as evidence, the Government is facilitating the “legal” extradition of Canadian citizens to foreign countries based on secret and unsourced intelligence that may be the product of torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment, and which cannot be tested or challenged in court. This campaign aims at making the Government of Canada abandon its reliance – for the first time in Canadian history – on secret unsourced intelligence of unknown and untestable reliability to extradite Canadian citizens. One case in court now - that of Dr. Hassan Diab - may only be the first; if allowed to pass, others could follow. The campaign, called Kafkaesque justice is being coordinated by the Hassan Diab Support Committee. We spoke with Don Pratt from the Hassan Diab Support Committee.
Host(s): Omme-Salma Rahemtullah
Featured Speakers/Guests: Don Pratt from the Hassan Diab Support Committee
Politics > Activism