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Queen's expert comments on Mohamed Harket case

2014-05-12

Queen’s University law professor Sharry Aiken is appearing before the Senate National Security and Defence Committee today to comment on how well Canada’s efforts to identify and turn away inadmissible people is working. She can also comment on Canada’s efforts to remove inadmissible people from Canada.

Professor Aiken will also be available for comment Wednesday after the Supreme Court of Canada releases its decision in the case of Harkat v. Canada. Mohamed Harkat was picked up on a security certificate in 2002 based on Canadian Security Intelligence Service intelligence that allegedly linked him to known al-Qaeda sympathizers. A security certificate allows suspects to be detained for years without charge on national security grounds.

The Supreme Court will decide his fate Wednesday.

Please note Professor Aiken is only available for phone interviews.

To arrange an interview, please contact communication officer Anne Craig at 613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.

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