Webinar and Letter-Writing Campaign for Mohamed Harkat
No Indefinite Detention! No Deportation to Torture!
Tuesday, September 15 — 7:00-9:00 pm Sponsored by the Global Justice Working group of the First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa. Co-organized with the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group, Homes not Bombs and Justice for Mohamed Harkat Committee
Register for Zoom meeting here. Facebook
This Zoom meeting is dedicated to exploring security certificate legislation (including Bills C-51, C-59 and more) that has plagued refugee, Mohamed Harkat, and others. It will also explore the broader issue of how refugees, Indigenous people and Black people are increasingly subjected to arbitrary and indefinite detention in Canada based on racial profiling and over-policing.
Organizers are also encouraging people to send a hand-written postage-free letter to MP and Public Safety Minister Bill Blair, (House of Commons, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6) calling on him not to deport Mohamed Harkat to torture. The campaign hopes to send 5,000 such personal letters. Anyone sending a letter is asked to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to inform them it has been sent and if possible to also send a photo.