Mahjoub tries again for freedom in Canada

Mohammad Mahjoub at a federal court building in Toronto in December 2011. (QMI Agency files)

Mohammad Mahjoub at a federal court building in Toronto in December 2011. (QMI Agency files)

Terry Davidson, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:59 PM ET

TORONTO - Crown lawyers have lacked morality in their pursuit to maintain a security certificate issued against an Egyptian man because of alleged terrorist connections, his defence lawyer said on Friday.

Mohamed Mahjoub, 52, who has refugee status in Canada, has been imprisoned or under house arrest since 2000 in accordance with the issuing of a special security certificate by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service.

The certificate, which is largely based on secret evidence and allows the detainment of someone even if no charges have been laid, was issued because the Canadian government has deemed the father of three a threat to national security, alleging he has terrorist connections in Egypt -- involvement with the militant group Vanguards of Conquest, as well as his being an employee with a farming project in Sudan for Osama Bin Ladin in the 1990s.


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