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Watching the Abousfian Abdelrazik case with interest.

I’ve said before that I thought Abousfian Abdelrazik would have a stronger case before the Federal Court on being allowed back into Canada then Omar Khadr (and note that Omar did win his case – at least in the Federal Court), simply because of all the promises given to him by the government and then taken away, as well as the statements by our intelligence agencies he poses no threat to Canada. The UN also seems to have gotten tired of the Canadian government using it as a crutch for trying to justify keeping Abdelrazik out of Canada, as a UN official in charge of the blacklist program came out publicly and dismissed most of the justifications the Harper government has been using to try to say it can’t allow Abdelrazik home (h/t Jeff).

That court case is ongoing, and if you want to keep abreast of the events going on at court, keep tuned to Dawg’s Blawg, as Dr Dawg has been at the courthouse monitoring the case and writing up the arguments and rulings taking place as they happen (including this report last evening). The government is in the midst of arguing its case today, so keep an eye over there for what they’ve attempted to use as justification to keep Abousfian Abdelrazik from returning home (and if you read Dawg’s report from last night, the preview of their arguments indicate they’ll be pretty ugly ones, including claims he faked torture injuries).

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