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Abousfian Abdelrazik was arrested while on vacation in Sudan on the recommendation of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS). He was beaten and threatened while detained with no charges. He remained in Sudan for six years.
He is one of many victims of Canada outsourcing torture, including Abdullah Almalki, Ahmad El Maati, Muayyed Nureddin and Maher Arar.
Under the Security Certificate program, condemned by the UN Committee against Torture and UN Human Rights Committee, non-citizens living in Canada are detained under secret evidence, and under the threat of deportation to torture.
Stefan Christoff, human rights activist and journalist, believes in generating a nation-wide discussion on Canada’s involvement in torture. The CKDU News Collective had the chance to catch up with him in Montreal.
For more information please visit peoplescommission.org. Music in this podcast performed by the Black Ox Orkestar.