Prominent political activist, Muhammed Sillah was slated for deportation to the Gambia where he fears for his life because of his outspoken activism. Community pressure stopped his deportation on June 11th, yet today, a month later, he is still in detention and facing racist abuse.
In retaliation for protests and actions in his support, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) refuses to let Muhammed Sillah rejoin his family, despite a Federal Court ruling insisting that he be able to contact a lawyer and file new applications for his stay.
Not only has CBSA put up obstacles in front of Muhammad’s release, they and their private prison profiteers G4S use racist slurs against him, denying him basic rights and have refused to let his wife visit him.
Statement endorsed by No One Is Illegal Halifax, No One Is Illegal Toronto, and No One Is Illegal Vancouver Coast Salish Territories
Last week Minister of Censorship and Deportation Jason Kenney tabled Bill C-31, an omnibus Refugee Exclusion Act. This Act is racist. It creates a two-tier system of refugee protection, increases incarceration, denies and revokes legal status, and violently targets and expels refugees and
migrants from Canada.
Under the proposed Refugee Exclusion Act, the following provisions will be established:
On Feb 20, 2012, lawyers for Mohammad Mahjoub - a Torontonian who has been in jail or on house arrest for more than 11 and a half years without charges or trial, on secret evidence obtained under torture - will appear in Court to ask that all proceedings against him be tossed out. In the summer, government officials entered Mr. Mahjoub's lawyers' room in the Federal Court, seized boxes of documents, viewed and read the materials and then mixed them up (commingled) with their own government documents. This represents a serious breach of solicitor-client privilege, an essential part of a fair trial.
Ontario is currently violating Native land rights and sacred burial sites by allowing gold mining company God’s Lake Resources to explore and prospect Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) sacred burial grounds WITHOUT consultation or consent.
CALL BETWEEN 1pm & 2pm, EVERYDAY!
Ontario has devastatingly ignored Native land rights for TOO LONG. KI protects all life by resisting mining abuse on their traditional territory. Speak out to support KI! Call Bartolucci and demand that Ontario respect KI sacred burial sites and land rights NOW!
CALL NOW: 416-327-0633 – Ask for Rick Bartolucci (Minister of Mining and Northern Affairs) or leave a message.
You can also reach him directly at his constituency office: 705-675-1914
* EMAIL Regional Director Richard.Comerford@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca & CALL HIM at 905-994-6000
* CALL Niagara Detention Centre 905-227-6321.
Demand that the hunger strikers be immediately transferred to Toronto and get access to urgent medical care.
Emergency Public Mtg
Thursday, December 16, 6:30pm
OPIRG Info Shop - 21 King St. (St. Catharines, ON)
Sergio Puerto, Sandro Philippe, Jesus Galban, and Ibrahim Ali Farrah refugee claimants from Latin America and the Caribbean and Southern Africa have been jailed at the Niagara Detention Centre for between 3 to 6 months. Other then 10 minutes a day in a concrete yard - they have been locked up without community support.
UPDATE: We've added three more names to our most wanted list. Call all day Friday and Monday, November 4th and 7th to jam the deportation snitch lines!
If you have information about more war criminals or those you suspect of serious criminality, please report them to your neighbours and friends; post their names and information on social networking sites like facebook and twitter; and, please, let us know at: email@example.com
Over the past three months, the Conservative government has issued multiple lists of migrants that it charges with serious criminality or war crimes, often without evidence. Jason Kenney and Vic Toews have created phonelines across the country dedicating to reporting and deporting people.(More information below)