Harkat security certificate upheld

 CBC News

A Federal Court judge said there is reasonable grounds to believe Mohamed Harkat of Ottawa, who has been detained under a security certificate for eight years, remains a threat to national security.

The decision from Justice Simon Noel opens the door for the deportation of the Algerian-born Harkat, who has been living under virtual house arrest since he was arrested in 2002.

Harkat, 42, was arrested in 2002 after Canada’s spy agency, CSIS, alleged he was a sleeper agent for al-Qaeda.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/ottawa/story/2010/12/09/ottawa-harkat-ruling.html#ixzz17d5FjnYv

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