On July 15, Roch Tassé, our National Coordinator, Alex Neve, Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada, writer and activist Dr. Monia Mazigh, and Sarah Attia, Khaled’s Toronto-born wife, were on Parliament Hill to ask Prime Minister Harper to act now for the immediate release of Khaled Al-Qazzaz, who has been imprisoned in Egypt, in solitary confinement, for more than a year without charge.
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Open letter from Canadians to Prime Minister Harper regarding Khaled Al-Qazzaz
To The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada
We, the undersigned, are calling upon you as concerned Canadian citizens and organizations to use the full power of your office to demand the immediate release of Canadian permanent resident Khaled Al-Qazzaz who has been illegally detained in Egypt for over 365 days without charge and is in present danger of suffering a heart attack. He should have been promptly charged with a recognizable criminal offence or released. One year is most certainly not prompt. His illegal detention was, in fact, recently extended by an Egyptian court. Your intervention is critical in securing his immediate release and safe return home to Canada.
La Ligue des droits et libertés is launching this week the spring 2014 issue of its magazine Droits et libertés. In a context where the revelations of Edward Snowden sparked a healthy public debate on the establishment of a system for monitoring populations, this edition aims to shed further light on the evolution of issues of surveillance and of privacy and personal information protection, their implications for democracy and human rights as well as the prospects in terms of resistance and alternatives (in French only).
ICLMG’s National Coordinator, Roch Tassé, and ICLMG’s Communications and Research Coordinator, Anne Dagenais Guertin, have each written an article in this issue.