Today, December 10th is International Human Rights Day. Ironically, it was also on this day, in 2002, that Mohamed Harkat was arrested. He continues to be persecuted by the Canadian state, and has never been charged with, let alone convicted of a crime, 16 years later. He now faces deportation to torture in Algeria.
Please take two minutes to make a call and send a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau to end the illegal and immoral deportation to torture proceedings against Ottawa refugee Mohamed Harkat.
1. Call the PM
Let’s flood the lines to call for an end to Moe Harkat’s deportation and remind Justin Trudeau of his promise to oppose torture!
You can reach the Prime Minister’s office at 613-992-4211.
Here is a suggested message you can use:
"Hello Prime Minister Trudeau. I'm calling about the case of Mohamed Harkat. He is a refugee in Canada facing deportation to torture in Algeria. Mr. Trudeau, you have said no one should ever be tortured. That should be true for Moe, too. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale has the power today to allow Moe to stay in Canada. Please speak with Minister Goodale, live up to your word, and make the right decision: let Moe Harkat stay in Canada. Thank you."
If you’re comfortable, please leave your name and where you are calling from to show that we have support from across the country!
2. Send a letter
Once you have made your call,
send a letter
to your own MP, the PM and federal ministers, asking them to act now. We need all MPs to know that the pressure is on to oppose torture and to keep Moe in Canada.