Deport me and I am a dead man: Mohamed Harkat

Algerian citizen Mohamed Harkat (2nd L) and his wife Sophie (R) leave the Supreme Court of Canada...

Algerian citizen Mohamed Harkat (2nd L) and his wife Sophie (R) leave the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa May 14, 2014. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:39 PM ET

OTTAWA — Mohamed Harkat said he is terrified he will be tortured and killed if deported to his native Algeria.

"They're going to have to send me with a box," Harkat said on Thursday, a day after the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the federal government's right to have him deported as a suspected terrorist supporter. "They're going to torture and bury me."

Harkat is calling for a fair and open trial, to see all of the allegations against him. In the meantime he, his family and supporters in Ottawa vowed to continue their fight.

Harkat teared up several times as his wife, Sophie Harkat, spoke of their struggles.

"I was hoping this nightmare would end. We cried ourselves to sleep last night," she said. "This will be the fight of our lives."

Supporters also said the Supreme Court ruling, which upheld the constitutionality of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, was not a ruling that Harkat is, in fact, a terrorist.


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